44 gram HUB-378 gram WHEEL

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wally318
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by wally318

I'd like to post some pics. of a wheel I just finished building for a hill-climb bike. The hub weighs 44.2 grams. The wheel has 24 ti spokes and the rim weighs 225 grams with some major mods happening there. The rim was 32 hole but is now 24 and has 7075 machined and formed grommets epoxied into the rim. The hub with the skewer tightened has almost no resistance. With a flick of your index finger you can get the skewer wizzing around(using spacers to simulate the fork blades).
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jim
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by jim

very trick. that should work very well for a front wheel.

can i ask what sort of rim you started with before mods? nisi?

wally318
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by wally318

It was a Mavic OR 7 (273 grs.)

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cyclemanpat
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by cyclemanpat

what kind of hub?

wally318
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by wally318

It's my kid of hub( I built it ) , incidentally I don,t know if you can tell by the pictures but you can see through the hub. It has a lexan tube betwee the flanges.

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cyclemanpat
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by cyclemanpat

is it like a Hershey naked hub......I use one of those, it has a lexan center. Weighs 64 grams

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