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Inside the NAHBS 2009, Urban Velo 12 and Vallie Components

Monster Track isn’t the only event going on this weekend. Just the greatest, or as Dagga would say: “A Track Bike Holiday.” Meanwhile the nations finest craftspeople of the bicycle world our showing off their handy work at this years North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show.
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For a real inside look from all the individual makers we look to Jeff and Brad from Urbanvelo.org

They have daily reports from the show, with pictures from many of the personalities and their bikes.
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Speaking of Urban Velo Magazine: Issue Number 12 is available on this thing we call the internet.
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Download the whole thing and all the other amazing issues Here.

The NAHBS not only brings out the most amazing frames but also components too. Like these hubs.
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This link was sent to me by hub maker Lyle Vallie of Vallie Components
Here are some of the facts:
ISO disc cog mounting eliminates stripped lock ring threads.
Dual sided for multiple ratios
Thick symmetric flanges for a strong dishless build
Massive 15mm hollow female axle can take any abuse you can throw at it.
Oversize 6902 bearings to keep you rolling smoothly.
Stainless Hardware to last through those salty winters
Beefy M10 x 1.00 axle bolts
Slide on bearing collars
Accepts 44mm ISO disc cogs
120mm spacing
Approx 450 grams

You can read more about possibly the beefiest and most durable track hubs at Cycling Weapon of Mass Destruction who gives these hubs a very kind review.
They are also being fiercly tested at Projekto-B.blogspot.com.

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