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  1. stgil888

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    Just took my Geekhouse Wormtown out of the box and am excited to build it up while I recover from having my collarbone plated and screwed. Have cranks, seat, seat post, clamp, headset, BB, fork, bars but no rear wheel. I didn't think about this when buying the bike in a post-surgical haze. What type of rear hub do these bikes use? What rear wheel would you recommend for a 225 lb rider getting back into things easily after six months off of a bike? I'll be keeping the hub, but wouldn't mind a lighter rim/spoke combination because I won't be doing anything wild. I can't wreck too hard before I have the plates taken out next year.
     
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    why has it been six months, i broke my collar bone and have had it plated and seven screws on memorial day this year and have been on a bike for about three weeks riding street
     
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    It's actually been a four year ordeal.

    First procedure was to put the bone back inside of me (complex fracture)

    Second was to rebuild the soft tissue and re-attach the biceps tendon

    Third (most recent) was to re-section and plate the clavicle so that it's the correct length and alignment so I can have normal shoulder function.

    It's been a real pain. Trust me, I was jealous when Lance Armstrong broke his collar bone and was back on the bike in eight days.
     
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    Now, what hub/rear wheel should I get???

    I am planning on running an RS Pike U-Turn that I have. Will this be a good fork for the bike when cranked down to the lowest travel setting? I still have time off the bike, and am considering other forks, or sending the Pike in to Push or for other tuning...etc.
     
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    get a profile hub laced to an atom lab pimp lite
     
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    Profile MTB single speed cassette?
     
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    Single speed and cassette and different. You would probably want a ss hub though with a 12 or 14mm axel depending on how wide your drop outs are.
     
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    Really impressive work! I have been thinking about knocking off the v-brake mounts since I opened the box.
     
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    What kind of gearing should I be running for general riding? This will be my first non derailleur-equipped bike.
     
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    I have a 30t in front and 14 in rear, I love it. it is the same as 28-12 pr 25-9
     
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    I'm not sure that all the Wormtown's have 14mm axles. I know some do, but I'm pretty sure a decent amount of them have regular 10mm ones. Maybe I'm wrong though.

    Sweet frames either way though. Where'd you get yours?
     
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    I'll take a caliper to the dropouts, but they don't look like 10mm. I got mine on eBay. Looks new, but might have belonged to a RM member. Like many frames, there is a lot of paint/PC on the dropouts and brake mounts. I may have to scout local shops for some facing tools to get everything smoothed out.
     
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    Dropouts are slightly under 14mm. I'm struggling to find a single speed, disc, 14mm hub.
     
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    Only thing I've found so far is the Eastern "MTB Rear Cassette Hub."
     
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    NS bikes makes a 14mm
     
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    I called Marty at Geekhouse about dropout reducers yesterday, and he offered to send me a set that allow one to run a 10x135 hub on the Geekhouse, FOR FREE! That's great customer service, and really generous considering I bought the bike on eBay.
     
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    That' cool! Marty is a very cool dude.

    I am currently using this set-up. I didn't go into further detail, but it is less than ideal to use the step-down hat washers to adapt a 10mm axle to 14mm drops. The inner contact point, or cone nuts as some call them, are very small on many hubs. They are designed for 10mm drops and most have very little contact surface to accomodate a 14mm drop. What happens is when you tighten the axle nuts, the cones can spread, or even damage the dropouts making it impossible to tighten the wheel sufficiently. Make sure you have plenty of surface area contacting the inside of the dropout before you tighten the axle.
     
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    If I don't use the reducers, what are the hub/wheel possibilities?

    I started the build today. So far:

    XT cranks
    Juicy 5 rear brake (needs hose)
    CK headset
    Thomson stem
    Thomson seatpost
    Protaper 2" rise bars
    Intense lock-ons
    RS Pike
    Mavic X317 rim on generic 20mm hub
    Easton Cully pedals

    Still need:

    Rear wheel!!! Help!
    Chainring
    Cog
    Chain
    Tires
    Saddle (will try to find an SLR Ti)
     
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    Haven't received the reducers yet. This isn't working out quickly.

    Good news is I'll be able to ride soon, x-rays of my clavicle didn't show any complications.