Re: [CR]12-spline on ASC fixed gear hubs.


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Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 16:58:24 -0500
To: "joel metz, ifbma/sfbma" <magpie@messengers.org>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]12-spline on ASC fixed gear hubs.


Joel Metz wrote of the elusive ASC:
> the switch to the 3-spline driver just doesnt seem like
> a wise move for a fixed hub given the ease with which those cogs
> can be spun...

Huh? If they're properly installed, it is very uncommon for them to break loose. Millions of coaster brakes use this system, and you can reef backwards a lot harder on a coaster brake than you can on a fixed gear.

It is good practice to use a hammer and punch to seat the snap ring after installing it.

If you are going to use an ASC and want it to last, you won't gear the sprockets too low anyway, that's what mostly kills 'em. I'm running mine with 49/16, never given me any trouble.

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