So whats the deal with these HD hubs

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by just for kicks, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. Can we do a group buy of these.

    HD rear axle

    I'd want three just for starters myself.

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I'll take two....

    I wonder If they'd take PayPal & money orders from 40-some people... ??
    :lol: :lol:
  3. Actually I'll up my quantity to 5.

    So thats 7, just 93 more needed and we're good to go. :lol:

    $2600 for 100 and I wonder what other costs are added to all that, Hmmmm.
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    freight from china FOB ....whatever FOB means? lol!

    to make this economical, I have to learn to lace a wheel. might be a good skill to know? 8)
  5. Its a wonder how anything gets sent here with all this to go thru.


    EDIT :
    I think it is worth it for the hub myself, I'm not concerned with the cost so much.
  6. Gimmick

    Gimmick Guest

    hubs are available

    those hubs are now available at
  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

  8. Its nice to see those hubs are becomming readily availible.

    Soon I'll slow down my spending on our other toys and I'll be able to start on a new MB project and heavy duty hubs with good solid braking are a good start.
  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    gimmck, i was joking, i figured that's where you got the link from :)
  10. LOL my original link was from a supplier from china, bulk rate for 100 units I didn't know bicycles-engines site had them.

    Looking at the dates I see that that post was about two month's after mine so bicycle-engines may not have had them when I first posted that, hmmm oh well its all good at-least they are somewhat more obtainable.
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  11. Do they accept multi speed freewheels or free hubs or it is single speed only?
    (hard to tell from the pics on their site)
  12. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I believe the GruBee site said they would accept multi-speed. (I'm assuming it's the same product) I'm going to order a couple. I don't have a use for them right now, but it can't hurt to have a couple around. And remember that in their response to Augie's e-mail, they offered $10 off your first phone order if you mention MBc.
  13. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest


    The ad says:

    Model #2. FOR 2 CYCLE ENGINES: Sealed Double ball bearing axel hub: Includes solid non-freewheel flange to mount engine driven wheel sprocket so engine can be pedal started. Can use 44T through 56T Chain wheel sprocket direct attachment. Includes drum brake and choice of sprocket.

    So, does that mean a 36T sprocket would not work? If not, I wonder why?
  14. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i think they mention stock sprocket offerings only, that would explain it?
  15. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    36T sprocket

    I just called, and they believe a 36T will work, but they just don't offer one, nor have they tested one.
  16. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    HD Hub

    I placed an order for one, which includes a 44T sprocket. I will let everyone know how it turns out. I would think it's better than attaching the rubber mounts to the sprocket.
  17. FWIW - if there is enough interest in the hubs....I may be able to make custom sprockets for them as well ;-)

  18. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest

    I was hoping to ultimately get a 36T sprocket for it. I am anxious to see how the 44T runs on it first.
  19. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Did you order one with or without the freewheel? I ordered a couple with. I haven't seen a review of these, so when we get them, we should post reviews.
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  20. alesterfeind

    alesterfeind Guest


    I ordered mine with freewheel, no brake. Yes, let's keep updated with how well these work. I hope to get mine on this weekend. I guess I will have my first experience threading spokes through an axle. Wish me luck!