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mid star hubs, what's with these things. everyone i've found and seen seems thin on the drum side around the spoke holes. even NOS hubs, same thing. i finally just gripped one so i could bolt it all together and get an idea of what i'm in for but i still have my concerns. this normal for these hubs?
 

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I am starting to get pissed at people that have been trying to pass these off for star hubs! What is the deal with that. Personally this wheel is a pain in my ass. I just put one together and it took so
many random hard to find little pieces not to mention you have to run a brake drum on them. Ughhhh. If I would have started ofF with a star hub I woulda been way better off. And finished already.
 

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I think the mid-hub (what you have) is easier to deal with for most people. It's a good quality hub that requires little maintenance.

You DON'T have to run a drum with them, the make an adaptor for running disks. In fact, I was just helping my buddy with his yesterday. It's made out of aluminum and engages the hub on one side just as a drum would with the other side machined flat and having a lip for the disk. It also carries the extra bearing just as the stock drum would for that application.

Jason
 

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Thanks for the info guys. The bearings are a total fuck up (and the 3/8 x 20 bolts don't make me happy either). JP sells a set that don't cost much but they probably aren't too hot either. i think 6203 bearings are the same OD/ID but then you have to deal with making new spacers because the inside is flush instead of having that lip like on the OG bearings.
 

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Yes, the bearings can be a pain in the ass, but the fact that there's 3 in there saved mine in the middle of nowhere when one of the outer bearings fell apart. I just changed the order around so I had two good bearings on the outside and rode another 1000 miles home. Try that with Timkins.:p
 

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I ran that set up for a lot of years and what I found out was that if you carried two spare bearings in your tool kit, you Never needed them. I also ran Stars for years and they could pick the worst times to act up and were imposible to deal with on the road, to a degree the same for timken wheels. With the roller wheel, you just poped a better wheel bearing in the hole and trucked on. Each to their own..
 
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