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.

8 comments:

  1. ill pay that for sure..nice one...

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  2. yer a savage bro...ill be lookin for a head in my neck of the woods for you too man...you deserve it..

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  3. I don't deserve anything more than the next guy, but I do appreciate you looking out mang, thanks.

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  4. thats great, you could even narrow it for skinnier front ends if you wanted. good stuff man.

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  5. Ah, I love it. Did you jig it up to make sure it was true, or just went for it?

    super cool

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  6. no jig. a couple tacks and chucked it up in the lathe and it spun straight enough for me....but then again, I have low standards so its actually fucked haha!

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  7. haha.. Jason, trust me my man, when it comes to my own shit, eyeballn is the best balln.. Ok maybe not.. you get the idea..

    keep up the coolness

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