In the event that someone digs around in their parts bins on Rich's behalf, I need a Normandy Luxe high flange as well. Not because I've one with a warped flange but to replace a Schwinn-branded Normandy hub on my Raleigh Competition.
I concur with those who think that it shouldn't be ridden; especially given that it is a front wheel.
> In a message dated 9/19/02 6:33:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << The last few times
> I've ridden the bike I have noticed a pretty substantial "warping" of
> the drive side flange on the front hub. Weird because the wheel spins
> true (though not very smooth).
> The question would be is this something to worry about? Is something
> catastrophic about to occur? >>
> If it was unwarped before and you've noticed a change over a relatively short
> period of time, the hub is in pre-failure mode, i.e., they aren't designed to
> warp. If ANYTHING on a bicycle breaks while you are riding it, there is
> potential for a crash and injuries. Court "Lady Luck" on something else and
> change that hub out.
> Stevan Thomas
> Alameda, CA