I have an old mavic race rear wheel where the hub is rusted, but the spokes and rim is in prime condition. Thinking about changing just the hub (reusing spokes) to a fixed flip-flop to use the wheel on a project bike. Doesn't have to be perfect.
My hunt for the correct rear hub for the operation, has led me to a couple of questions and a checklist:
- Mounting width is easy (normally 120mm or 135mm).
- Axle width affects the chainline.
- Number of spokes.
- Flange diameter affects the spoke length (+ stiffness of wheel).
The point I'm most concerned about is the flange diameter. The old hub has a pretty low flange and all fixed hubs has high flange. Also drive-side of the old hub looks like it uses shorter spokes then the left side. Is this conversion event doable?