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Old 10th September 2007   #1
pip
Anyone know anything about these? I've seen the odd one pop up on ebay, but they don't seem to be listed on the Hope website. Are they generally available?

Like this one for example:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=150159954336&ssPa geName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=005
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Old 10th September 2007   #2
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they look nice. very similar to a goldtec and look like sealed bearings??
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Old 10th September 2007   #3
tomiskinky
Hmmmmmm, i'm not convinced! As far as I know, they only do 3 type of hub - Pro II, Pro III non disk and Disk.
They are not know for making single speed parts - but specialise in MTB parts! Of which I have plenty on mine.
Unless they are NOS then I would be wary of these myself? Have contacted them to see if they are genuine.
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Old 10th September 2007   #4
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kerchingggg
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Old 10th September 2007   #5
pip
Just mailed Hope to see if they say anything myself.

Would be nice to have another homegrown manufacturer of track stuff.
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Old 10th September 2007   #6
31tumdonor
 
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i had a hope ti single speed/fixed hub on my mtb for 13 years, no problems ever....
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Old 10th September 2007   #7
redeye
that looks sooooooo suspect!!

not too convinced about the shoddy looking nut and washer!
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Old 10th September 2007   #8
tomiskinky
I stand corrected then, just never aware of them doing singlespeed stuff in the 17 years i've been Mountain Biking properly.
Like you say Pip, great for another UK based producer to start making high quality bits.
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Old 10th September 2007   #9
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redeye:that looks sooooooo suspect!!

not too convinced about the shoddy looking nut and washer!
the hubs look the same as my old one apart from the centre peice, bearing covers etc, all the same
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Old 10th September 2007   #10
redeye
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31trum:
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redeye:that looks sooooooo suspect!!

not too convinced about the shoddy looking nut and washer!
the hubs look the same as my old one apart from the centre peice, bearing covers etc, all the same
Agreed, it does look similar to a hope (maybe it's a prototype??) But hope don't do fixed gear hubs, I've never heard of them making fixed gear/ track stuff, nothing is mentioned on their site, and that threaded axle doesn;t look "NEW", and not sure about the nut and washer, these dont look very Hope to me.

But the hub shell and drop-out grips look original.

I don't know, I'd be interested to see what reply Hope come back with
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Old 10th September 2007   #11
RPM
I remember a rumour that they once made some track hubs..

maybe it's an old prototype.
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Old 10th September 2007   #12
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RPM:I remember a rumour that they once made some track hubs..

maybe it's an old prototype.
in that case it raises the question of: why did'nt thay continue making them.....maybe they self destruct!
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Old 10th September 2007   #13
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or maybe pressure from the mafia?
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Old 10th September 2007   #14
RPM
yeah, mafia.

and the fact that no fucker wanted them ten years ago except a handful of trackies.
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Old 11th September 2007   #15
tomiskinky
Got my reply from Hope...

"We have made track hubs in the past, approx 10 years ago. We are not planning on making any more in the future."

So unless they are NOS, these are snide.
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Old 20th February 2009   #16
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Old 20th February 2009   #17
provenraddonor
 
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tease....

it's a tandem hub.
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Old 2nd September 2010   #18
benandemu
I know it's an old thread, but this search is all I could come up with to confirm these exist. I have a set of Hope track hubs built into Wolber AT18 rims and the whole lot is practically brand new. They are for sale on Retrobike, but here are some images to put truth to myth...





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Old 3rd September 2010   #19
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theres no lockring thread?! so isn't it just been respaced for an old block cassette or single freewheel.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #20
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And laced to 26" rims, hmm...
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Old 3rd September 2010   #21
benandemu
I spoke to Hope and they want to see some pictures. All they said was that the lockring behind the sprocket was left hand thread!

I'll update when they come back to me...
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Old 3rd September 2010   #22
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theres no lockring thread?! so isn't it just been respaced for an old block cassette or single freewheel.
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And laced to 26" rims, hmm...
And they for QR, not exactly normal for track hubs.

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I spoke to Hope and they want to see some pictures. All they said was that the lockring behind the sprocket was left hand thread!

I'll update when they come back to me...
You're not really paying attention. Are you?
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Old 3rd September 2010   #23
benandemu
Not this early - No. thanks for the prompt!!
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Old 3rd September 2010   #24
Skully
 
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Early? Where do you live, Greenland?
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Old 3rd September 2010   #25
benandemu
Land of nod.

It is holiday week, so late nights and late starts all around.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #26
benandemu
Another shot that was on the pc...

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Old 3rd September 2010   #27
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the rear is a single speed hub, i had one exactly the same, and there is a double thread, one reversed. it looks like there is a spacer on there to get the chainline.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #28
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ohhh, nice on Murts, we sit corrected. So you mean it has normal track threads, cog = right hand, lockring = left, or some kind of double thread that crosses?
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Old 3rd September 2010   #29
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I'v seen the Hope track hubs and don't think that what Benandemu is selling is one.
Seems to be a lockring behind the cog in this pic.



I know Hope made hubs for screw on geared freewheels and also cassette freehub style singlespeed hubs but this doesn't seem to either of those either.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #30
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benandemu, take the sproket (and lockring behind) off and post a pic of the threads. we'll be able to tell you if its track or not.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #31
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All they said was that the lockring behind the sprocket was left hand thread!

^^^this is retarded.

Last edited by whatfriends; 3rd September 2010 at 10:50.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #32
31tumdonor
 
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ohhh, nice on Murts, we sit corrected. So you mean it has normal track threads, cog = right hand, lockring = left,
mine was the same as above with the two threads.

in the pic you can see something behind the cog to bring it out. it should sit 5mm further in
and then expose the lockring threads

as someone said, benandemu, can you take the cog and spacer off to show everyone?
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Old 3rd September 2010   #33
benandemu
My c-spanners are 20 miles away!

Hope have been in touch and answered this...

Hi, you simply unscrew the sprocket with a chain whip or put a chain on it and hold the chain in a vice. The sprocket is just a normal screw on one, we didn't make them. Hope that helps.

I think I understand it now. The sprocket is a threaded one (with a 4mm lip on the inside that holds the main part of the thread) with a BB lockring on the inside to help space the cog away from the spokes and get the best chain line.

Just found a park chain whip and the KMC chain won't grip the cog as it's too narrow. Balls!

I'll split it after the weekend, when I'm near the other half of my toolbox.

Last edited by benandemu; 3rd September 2010 at 14:39.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #34
benandemu
Oh, thanks for the help and advise all.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #35
31tumdonor
 
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roto fix the cog off?

or, put rear wheel against a wall and pedal back/stamp on the pedals, cog will come offski
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Old 3rd September 2010   #36
benandemu
Roto fix. What's that?
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Old 3rd September 2010   #37
benandemu
The rest of the bike is split and mostly sold. None of my other chains would work.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #38
31tumdonor
 
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=roto+fix


:)
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Old 3rd September 2010   #39
benandemu
Seen the video - consider that today's education. Thanks.
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Old 3rd September 2010   #40
31tumdonor
 
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i wasn't being funny.
had a few luchtime pints
what is the width of the rear hub, 135mm?
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Old 3rd September 2010   #41
benandemu
No, no, I'm glad of the help.

It's a 135mm.
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Old 5th March 2013   #42
ameydonor
more details about soon to be released fixee hub
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Old 5th March 2013   #43
Skully
 
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Some pictures of a red pair now up on Rourkie's thread about their hope show bike.
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Old 7th March 2013   #44
Mechamorgan
 
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I had a play with one of those Fixee hubs today. They're really nice - the freewheel clacks about beautifully just like their road hubs. Comes with two 3/32 cogs too.
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Old 7th March 2013   #45
Chris Borneodonor
 
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Is it just a 120 version of their single speed disc hub with a six bolt freehub or is the hub shell/axle different to get a 42mm chainline? Wonder if the freehub will be available seperately. I have a spare black trials hub. Be nice to convert it if possible.
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