New SS wheel build - large flange or small flange?

craker Posts: 1,739
edited May 2014 in Workshop
I'm looking at a set of Miche hubs, I prefer the look of the small flange hubs. Am I wrong? :wink:

Also why can't I get a ss hub set with a hollow axle for QR? I don't want to have to carry a spanner with me every time I go out.



  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    For the front you can use any hub, even a road one if you want a QR, provided your dropouts will work with a QR
    Horizontal rear dropouts tend to slip with a QR, unless you use a strong Shimano one... I am not aware of SS hubs with QR though.
    Flange size matters to a point, low flange will work just fine if that's what you prefer
    left the forum March 2023
  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Both flange size work as well as each other. Large flanges IMO look better but that me and not your view. Miche SS hubs are excellent good choice and give a wider flange seperation than the novatec ones I have seen. BLB king hubs are more pricey but they also seem a very good hub. Plenty of choice out there. -wheel building and other stuff.