Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The perfect SS hub does not exist

Or so it would seem.  So I will build one in my mind.  It would have the classic look and bulletproof build of a White Industries ENO hub with a WI freewheel and coast like it does too.  It would have the light weight of an American Classic hub and the tall flanges too.  It would have the simple servicing of a DT Swiss 240 hub.  It would have the drive engagement and strength of a Chris King.  It would have the axle options and color choice + pricing of a Hope hub.  It would be quiet like a Shimano hub.

I am waiting.  Tick, tock.

3 comments:

Doug said...

It would last for years and years, build easily, and be ready to hand down to my grandson. Like my Paul WORD hubs. Oh wait......

grannygear said...

Yeah, except for the fact there is ONE decent freewheel and it is heavy and expensive/difficult to re-gear. Oh wait..that is three facts. :)

Doug said...

Not to mention that the one decent freewheel requires a "proprietary" (grrrr)removal tool.