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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:42 pm 
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I agree with changing up the rim to something lower profile and maybe not carbon.

Another hub to consider (absolutely love these on my track bike): White Industries. They have a flip flop version too, and use a spline interface for the track cogs, works really well. No idea how the weight compares to Phil Wood though. They are beautiful:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:36 am 
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Just one Phil Wood rear hub is almost 100g more than the White Ind. (Depending on the model)
White Ind. track hubs are claimed at 298g

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Werdna wrote:
It will be tough to find a rear track hub that is light. I have AM Classic hubs on my Fixed road bike.


Hence the reasoning behind going for a light weight MTB front hub and using a custom axle and bolt on cog.

If you're using it around town then I think clinchers are a sensible move so Stan 340's probably make a lot of sense.

Still think if you're riding with your kids something slow and comfortable is the way to go.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:59 pm 
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The vigoreli looks good.

Much prefer the black to the other colours.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:37 am 
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serbelo wrote:
What will your gearing be?

thinking 49-18


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:38 am 
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You won’t be winning any sprint’s with that gear ratio! :wink:

Looks like a very nice top end urban build, but I agree with others that alu rims would be more in keeping with the look (and will also brake better in the wet, and are less likely to squeal like a bag full of ferrets). Clinchers would make most practical sense.

Oh and re hubs, I belive Paul's flip-flop is in the 290g range which would be a little lighter than Phil's

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:14 pm 
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Pauls website claims 290, but then they have a hub spec chart claiming 247 w/ bolts and washers. At that weight it is lighter than the AC hub I have. One thing to remember though is you can save 50-60 grams on cog+lockring weight by using aluminum.
Oh yeah, and push a harder gear. I started at 48-16,
now I'm riding 53-14. Of course I'm not making it up the 20%+ grades but for anything else it suits me just fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:33 am 
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Are the Paul's as nice a the Phil's?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:42 am 
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When I'm bimbling ( easy riding) about on mah steel I use a 50x15/16-either or-and it will get up 6% slopes very nicely. Or slightly more. If your getting a sig lighter bike you might go down to 14 or poss 13.


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