anyone use old-school BMX hubs on their polo bike
In the ongoing evolution of my polo bike, the one part that has really needed attention is the rear wheel. I have thought about going single speed a couple of times, but I want to the bike to be comfortable to ride around town. For me, on 26" wheels and fat tires, this means a multi-speed drivetrain.
I thought about an IG hub, but cost and durability were factors.
The other criteria for the wheel is strength. I've looked at tandem hubs, but they're too expensive. What I have seen though is that 5 speed freewheels will thread onto old 48h bmx hubs no problem. I've taken some measurements, and I think I could fit a 48h bmx hub with a 5 speed freewheel into 130mm dropouts. The wheel will also by symmetric and will need no dish.
The result should be an absolutely bombproof wheel with 5 speeds for comfortable cruising around town. I'm still at the purchasing stage, but this project should be coming together soon.
I am just curious to see if anyone has ever tried this or if is there anyone out there using bmx hubs on a polo bike.