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Offline aliasdck

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Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2021, 08:16:22 PM »
Ok, I've been talking with Pat and he wants me to try a couple different things before escalating to warranty replacement. TBH, I may just give up and buy a different hub instead. If I do so, Any good recommendations based on what's currently available at flatlandfuel? I'd prefer something not too heavy that still has good build quality and is reliable. I really dislike hubs when there is noticeable rolling resistance especially from side load during tricks where when rolling/carving in a circle.

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Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2021, 09:01:42 PM »
Ok, I've been talking with Pat and he wants me to try a couple different things before escalating to warranty replacement. TBH, I may just give up and buy a different hub instead. If I do so, Any good recommendations based on what's currently available at flatlandfuel? I'd prefer something not too heavy that still has good build quality and is reliable. I really dislike hubs when there is noticeable rolling resistance especially from side load during tricks where when rolling/carving in a circle.
I had albes build me a wheel with alienation Tinman hub and alienation malice hub. Free build, very light  and problem free.

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Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2021, 09:17:25 PM »
like I said you can NEVER go wrong with odsy / gsport. I had the same thing happen to me on a $$$ set of Ti profile hubs that rolled completely fuct and it was the most frustrating thing in the world. Just check the most recent negative feedback I got regarding the sale and how I backed out. partly bc my old show manager wanted them and I just didn't feel comfortable selling them to another flatlander who might have noticed them rolling slow too.

that being said I went Odyssey front hub and Merrit rear FC (now am on a FEC) and haven't looked back.
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Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2021, 09:28:38 PM »
I haven't given up on the current hub just yet but we'll see. I may try contacting armour bikes directly myself and see if they have any thoughts.

Looks like currently flatlandfuel has gsport rollaway, odyssey C5 and Odyssey Vandero. If I do end going with another hub I'll have to see if the physical specs line up close enough so that I can possibly reuse the same spokes. Never actually built up a wheel on my own but might as well learn now if I do decide to swap hubs.

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Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2021, 09:24:07 AM »
Pat did my wheels, and I got chrome Birdcages and love them. GSport Roloway in the front. I had him put an AlienNation FC in the back because I asked for whichever one had the least amount of slack. So far I'm extremely happy. Hope you can figure out that hub.

At this point, I'd just send it back and have him throw a different hub in it. Toss a spare wheel on the front for a few days, and ride like one of those dudes that don't care that their wheels don't match! lol.

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Re: Selecting parts for a new rear wheel
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2021, 03:12:03 PM »
Pat first wants me to make a video which I'm planning to do this weekend, then we'll see what armour bikes says about it. If it turns into a headache I'll just go with a different hub. Would have preferred to have done this video sooner but work has made it difficult to get enough time in my garage to do much of anything lately...