RE: Hubs and Tires
> > Does anybody have any opinions on whether the sem deluxe axle is better
> > than the miyata axle? I’ve heard it go both ways. But I think Geoff
> > Faraghan put the Sem axle on the Telfords. Any takes? I broke another axle
> > on my freestyle machine.
Geoff seems to think they are about equivalent. A standard Telford comes with a
Suzue Miyata axle. The stronger option is the re heat-treated Semcycle axle,
which is $100 extra and definitely way stronger.
This heat treating is based on a specific batch of Semcycle hubs that may not
have had the complete heat treating job they were supposed to have had in the
first place. My experience with Semcycle axles from many years ago was that they
were much, much stronger than the Miyatas. But since both companies continue to
make changes in their products, it’s hard to be sure what you’re going to get,
unless the makers would like to give us some more detail.
> > Does anybody know if a 3.0" Gazzaloddi tire will fit in the Pashley frame?
> > I’m pretty sure it won’t, but it’d be neat to try if it would fit. How
> > about the 2.6" tire?
Remember, you would need a 24" tire, plus the double-wide rim; a pretty big
investment. I’d try the 2.6 first. What a difference! I have it now on my DMATU,
and at MUni Weekend I was able to hop up things I couldn’t hop before, and ride
down things I was scared to before. Now I just need some longer cranks! Though
the 3.0 would probably make the ultimate snow tire for Indiana’s winter, I think
you’ll get great results with the 2.6 as well.
> > That’s all the questions I have for today. Maybe tomorrow I’ll realize
> > that I don’t have any money and I can’t get this stuff anyway.
Poor Brett, the poor college student. Hope your studies are going well, and
that you’re getting out for some fresh air at least once in a while. We all
miss you here.
If it makes you feel any better, it rained all last night. Yuck, summer’s
Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to email@example.com)
“I’m okay, I crash like that a lot.”