what are everyones thoughts on this?

Dec 31, 2011
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choppers us has a fatbike hub with threads for a multi speed cassete, and disc rotor mounts, thats 170mm's and thats the hub spacing on the beast as far as i can tell. Has anyone swapped this hub out for the old coaster? I am doing this on my beast. I would post a link, but the new update doeswnt like cell phones.
 
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Are you talking about this hub?:

http://www.choppersus.com/store/product/1368/Std-Rear-Hub-FW-Disc-BLK-36/

A few of us have used it. It needs an extra locknut to use with a 5 speed freewheel, and a 6 speed requires the axle to be moved over and a new spacer put in. It works, but I found that I had to widen the rear of the bike quite a bit when I did a 6 speed for a buddy. Also, the hubs are just pressed together, so you may find that the spoke holes are not offset correctly. This can be fixed with a little "persuasion."

All in all its not an amazing hub, but its only $29 and will get the job done.

Check out this thread: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/im-doing-another-beast.78468/

I have pics of the whole setup on my buddies bike.