Saturday, March 19, 2011
poor man's hub...
If you've ever cracked open a star hub, I'm sure you'd agree that theres alot going on inside. So when I decided to hack these up, I also thought about changing out the center section too and simplifying the design of it. No more loose bearings, misplaced seals or shims. Instead, now it just uses modern day sealed bearings that you can get anywhere for $12 and a crush sleeve in between like you'd use on any spool hub...and you can still cover up the bearing ends on both sides with a stock star cover so nobody will ever know.
Thanks to my pal Kenny over at Zodiac for finishing up the the machine work after my lathe gave up on me half way through.