FW: Intro and ?? about hubs and bearings

From: Foss, JohnX Sent: Monday, February 01, 1999 1:34 PM To: ‘Tom Moye’
Subject: RE: Intro and ?? about hubs and bearings

> Specifically, I’m looking for cotterless hubs, 36 holes and split pillow
> blocks with enough meat on them to be welded to a fork of my choosing. Does
> Campy make uni hubs? Just kidding. Any help or suggestions will be much
> appreciated.

Inexpensive but very good quality hubs: Miyata
http://www.miyatausa.com/unicycles.html You can call their 800 #, and I think
the hubs are only about $15!

Stronger but more expensive hubs: Semcycle http://members.aol.com/semcycle/
(heat treated, about $40)

Even stronger hubs, suitable for mountain unicycling: Telford
http://www.sports-psych.com/muni/index.htm (This is the Semcycle hub with
additional heat treating and black powder coat; real tough! About $100)

For bearing blocks, I’m not aware of any unicycle manufacturers selling them
because they are normally part of the whole fork assembly. You could try
Telford, because his frames are made in-house. You might also try the Miyata
method, where their bearing holder screws into the flat end of your fork. All
you need is a sufficient depth of threads for the bolt to hold on to. See a
closeup of the bearing holder:
http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/Unidb/qdesc/miyata.html

Good luck, and don’t miss the 1999 National Unicycle Convention, to be held in
North Bend, WA! http://www.accessone.com/~dslord/index.html

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com