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Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Supabonbon, May 6, 2003.

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  1. Sorni

    Sorni Guest

    Was expecting a link for the "Vasectomy Dating Service".

    Bill "slow morning" S.
     
  2. [email protected] (supabonbon) wrote
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    > http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/white-hubs.html
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    > hmmm....

    "Note that the offset will effectively raise the rear end of the bike a bit, and will move the rim
    downward with respect to your rear brake, if you use one, so some adjustment may be required, and
    some frame/brake combinations may not work."

    Seems to me an eccentric BB makes more sense...

    CC
     
  3. Corvus Corvax wrote:
    > [email protected] (supabonbon) wrote
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    >>http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/white-hubs.html
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    >>hmmm....
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    >
    > "Note that the offset will effectively raise the rear end of the bike a bit, and will move the rim
    > downward with respect to your rear brake, if you use one, so some adjustment may be required, and
    > some frame/brake combinations may not work."
    >
    > Seems to me an eccentric BB makes more sense...
    >
    > CC

    Definitely does if you're buying a SS frame - plus, you can use disk brakes if you want as well.

    However, for a conversion, especially on a frame without disk tabs, it makes a lot of sense. I'd
    much rather have one of those than a chain tensioner sticking out waiting to be ripped off!

    Jon Bond might have to look into one of those if he can't find a buyer for his hardtail...
     
  4. Sorni wrote:
    > Was expecting a link for the "Vasectomy Dating Service".

    Once "interested" women know you are both married _and_ snipped they can become very aggresive in
    thier advances....... so I hear.
     
  5. B4bru

    B4bru Guest

    << "Note that the offset will effectively raise the rear end of the bike a bit, and will move the
    rim downward with respect to your rear brake, if you use one, so some adjustment may be required,
    and some frame/brake combinations may not work."

    Seems to me an eccentric BB makes more sense... CC
    >>

    Or you can set the ENO hub to effectively lower the rear & move the rim upward. The offset is
    7.5mm so it's not a lot of difference, usually less than
    7.5mm.An eccentric BB is easier with disc brakes, I guess, but for rim brakes the offset doesn't
    matter. Anyway, the whole idea behind the ENO hub is you can run your normal frame (with
    vertical dropouts) as a SS or fixed *without modification.*

    In practice it works great, never slips and it's very quick & easy to set chain tension. I have
    a ton of rides on mine on my SS mountain bike, an old Fat City Ti Fat. IMO, this is the best
    way to go SS. bruce in northern NJ
     
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