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RDV4ROUBAIX said:Since I'm totally sick of hearing myself and others say that DT 240's are the answer for everything hubs, they really aren't.
Notso Swift said:I can't answer the question but I will throw something out there for someone with more experience (like RDV) to consider...
What about Dura-ace style?
they have adjustable cone and cup so you can tension the bearing load a little lose You can also get ceramic bearings dirt cheap individually compared to cartridge
They weigh about 125gr including steel bearings, which is only 20 gr more than DT240's with ceramic, so the real difference is minimal. Also since the aim is for a deep track/TT wheel a few grams mean nothing.
The only issue is that while the fully built wheels are 16 or 20 spoke, I think when you buy the hub separate they are 24+, which may be a problem for your selected rims
RDV4ROUBAIX said:no grease, very light viscosity oil, just enough to keep your pants from catching fire, and your hub will roll like you're on ice skates.
gogo419 said:Im looking at building up a deep dish front wheel for track and time trial use and want to know what would be the best rolling/aero hub to use (in your opinion). price is not really a problem. Any suggestions appreciated.
Bustedknuckle said:Get a shimano 7900 or Record 32h front hub, loose balls, use 16 holes...Lube with Oil, as has been mentioned. cart bearings all have seals. You can remove the seals from the cart bearings which will make them spin very easily but don't ride them in the wet.
gogo419 said:whats the easiest way to pull the seals off? i have tried to do this before to some old bearings i had lying around but i couldn't seem to get it off?
RDV4ROUBAIX said:Yep, Phil Tenacious, or even the lighter Bio-lube, really thinly applied. Be prepared to do some labor though, gotta totally clean out all of the grease before you apply any of these alt lubes.