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Overhauling Profile/Madera Front Hubs

The following instructions will work on Profile Mini, Totem, and Elite front hubs, as well as Madera V2 Front Hubs. The Profile True 3/8 Track Front Hub uses a different aluminum center axle and cone spacers, but the instructions will still work. Of course, It’s preferred that you use an […]

July 18, 2012

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Profile 14mm Mini Cassette Hub Overhaul

Overhauling Profile 14mm Mini Rear Hubs is not terribly complicated. You just need new bearings, 2 7/8″ or 22mm box wrenches, or a couple of medium crescent wrenches, your bike’s axle slots, and a rag. Overhauling your hubs is not something that needs to be done more than once or […]

May 18, 2012

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Profile 3/8 Mini Cassette Hub Overhaul

The instructions on this page are applicable for the 3/8 Profile Mini, Totem, and Madera V2 Cassette hubs. It’s preferred that you use an arbor press or a bearing press to install new bearings in your hubs, but since we recognize that not everyone has access to those, we provide […]

May 17, 2012

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Gear Inch Chart

Gear Inches are used to give a numberical value to how a particular chainwheel/cog combination will feel. Classic BMX gearing evolved over the years to be 44/16,which has 55 gear inches. The most popular gear ratios are pretty close to a 55 inch, which just seems to feel best for […]

January 20, 2012

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Spline Drive Sprocket Installation

To install the Profile Spline Drive Sprocket, all you will need is your crank bolt and washer, an Allen key to fit the crank bolt, and two of the thick flat washers that were included with your crank set. If you are missing the flat washers, they are available in […]

January 20, 2012

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Hub Comparison

Profile/Madera BMX Hubs Comparison   Feature Elite Hubs Totem Hubs Mini Hubs Madera V2 Hubs 6 Pawl Driver with 68 Step Ratchet Ring X 4 Pawl Driver with 24 Step Ratchet Ring X X X 4 pawl 1/8″ 9 & 10 Tooth Driver in CrMo and Ti X X X* […]

May 26, 2011

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Hub Measurements

Using these measurements, in addition to the ERD (Effective Rim Diameter) of the rim you intend to use, you can calculate, using the online spoke calculator from United Bicycle Institute (link), what length spoke you’ll need.   Hub Style Center to Drive Flange Center to Non-Drive Flange Drive Flange Diameter […]

May 26, 2011

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Stem Installation

For best results, use a torque wrench. There is no need to use a breaker bar or any kind of extension to get your stem tighter. You are quite likely to damage the stem if you use anything other than a torque wrench, a standard allen key, or a multi-tool. […]

May 2, 2011

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Hub Overhaul

When your Profile cranks or hubs are assembled here at the factory, we use bearing presses and tools made specifically for the part they are used on. Obviously, very few people are going to have these tools in their homes, and not many shops will have them either, so if […]

May 2, 2011

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