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We use 268mm spokes for a three cross semi-tangenial spoke pattern wheel on our deep rims (which are similar to Velocity b43 rims), however you're using a 30mm deep rim, so I suggest 280mm spokes.


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The hub you posted allows you to use standard track cogs, so you should easily be able to swap your 16T cog in and replace whatever it comes with.


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The story is complicated and can't be confined to a couple of paragraphs. That's why I wrote a book about it: Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking.


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Klunker as a term is synonymous with early mountain bike (as it is currently known). Klunkers were developed by customising early beach cruisers on 26" wheels (Schwinn predominantly) by spreading the rear dropouts to make them multi-geared and adding moto handle bars and brakes due to their durability and strength (brands such as Magura were initially moto ...


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Hard to be definitive. But I thought it started with Gary Fisher and others on cruiser bikes with coaster brakes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Fisher, the Repack Races. He went on to develop the first mountain bikes.



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