Can you mount a freewheel on a singlespeed hub?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by slimer78, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. slimer78

    slimer78 New Member

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    My bike uses a uses a 126mm wide rear hub. I need to replace my old hub (mechanic overtightened the freewheel and now the threads are being ripped off) and have only been able to find some somewhat expensive NOS campy hubs. I have found a huge amount of single speed threaded hubs and was wondering if you could use a freewheel on this type of hub and then use some spacers on the axle to space it out from 120mm to 126mm. This seems like a stupid question (multiple speeds on a hub that is named single speed) but a remember reading somewhere that it is possible.
     
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  2. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    I wouldn't do it. It would put a lot more bending stress on the axel than it's designed for. Harris Cyclery has some NOS 105 hubs in 126mm. You might be able to get one of those to work.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/hubs.html#road
     
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