The other day I was looking for some new spares at decent prices, mid range. In general at shimano hubs.
The research got me a bit thinking, as it seemed that it becomes more difficult to find hubs with QR/6 bolt disks to fit the 100/135mm standards. Looking at through axels I struggled to find decent hubs to fit in those dimensions to use them with adaptors. This made me wonder if a perfectly good, 4 years old, steel frame, for which you take care, might be obsolete in a year time because of that?
Personally I am not a fan of 2nd hand stuff when it come to wear prone moving parts and I am a bit worried due of the aspect highlighted above.
What is your take on this? Are you stocking on parts to run your bikes for as long as possible?