Re: [CR]Campy Record track hub question


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Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2002 13:05:55 -0500
To: "First Flight Bicycles" <jeff@firstflightbikes.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy Record track hub question


Jeff Archer wrote:
>I just got a pair of Campy Record track hubs in the original box. They are
>both 28 hole but the front is small flange and the rear is large flange.
>Were the hubs packaged this way? or is there a reason behind it? or are they
>just mis-matched?

I used to believe that this was the coolest possible configuration, and went to considerable trouble to acquire several sets of Campag Record road hubs in this mode.

At the time, I believed that large flange hubs were less prone to spoke breakage, because there would be less change of spoke tension under torque load. Since the front has no torque load, I preferred low flange (and radial spoking.)

This was in the era when high flange was the norm, and low flange was exotic.

I no longer believe there is any functional value to this setup, but I've still got a couple of wheelsets like this, one on the Brown, the other on my old Fat Chance.

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