Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:57 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:12 pm
Posts: 2559
Location: eh?
(I posted this in the wheelbuilding thread and got no takers so I thought I'd try my own thread.)

The question: is the Bontrager FCC (Fisher Control Column) front hub worth building into anything decent? That is the 20 hole front hub with the super tall flanges and 25 mm clamping area. I ask because I would like to replace the originally specc'd Bontrager Race rim with something 23 mm wide (Archetype or maybe the Kinlin 279 - whichever is stronger). I was wondering if the hub quality was worth the effort.

Also any spoke suggestions? The spokes the wheel comes with are big steel bladed, no idea of brand. I was thinking DT Comps might work. I weigh approx 190 lbs and the current build on the Bonty rim seems to hold me just fine.

Here is a pic:http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/trek-gary-fisher-collection-cronus-cx-first-look-28907/7/"%20onclick="window.open(this.href)

_________________
wheelsONfire wrote:
When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 7:28 pm
Posts: 854
I think the bontrager FCC hubs have a custom flange width and diameter that only fits the Gary fisher bikes they came with. If you have one of these forks that can accommodate a FCC hub, then there may be some stiffness benefit in using these hubs. If you do not have a Gary fisher bike with a FCC, fork, the hub will not fit.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:12 pm
Posts: 2559
Location: eh?
I do have a Trek Cronus - simply the best fender bike for winter riding in Pacific North West. That hub will fit a variety of other forks (but not all) but that is not my issue. I was more curious what people thought of the design and overall quality and if it was worth building with a decent rim.

_________________
wheelsONfire wrote:
When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:23 am
Posts: 348
Location: Port Angeles, WA
it's interesting why the spoke hole spacing is not equal. this hub seems like a compromise between standard radial spoking, and bontrager-style paired spoking. what would be the design advantage of that spoke head placement?

as for quality, i've never actually seen this hub.
from the photo it does not appear to be of a quality like King, Tune, Extralite, etc. but then again, inside it might have some secret super-cooled magnetic bearings with no friction at all.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Campagnolo Super Record Front Derailleur 2011-14

in Wanted

Lars D.

0

39

Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:04 am

Lars D. View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Electronic front shift question

in Road

mbrider

6

359

Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:40 am

2lo8 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Ultegra front derailleur cable tension question

in Road

nemeseri

5

254

Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:48 am

Canofale View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Short reach tall head tube frame option.

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

abrown3mtg

37

1815

Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:10 pm

AZK View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. In search of tall headset upper cover in gloss black

in Road

RedRacer

1

152

Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:22 pm

AJS914 View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited