[CR]re: why no dynohubs?

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007)

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:26:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: "randy dugan" <rsdugan@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re: why no dynohubs?

The front dynohub on my recently-acquired mid-1950s Raleigh Sports (thanks Matt!) has 90mm o.l.n. spacing.

Don't know if they're all like that, or if there are wider axles available for them, but I imagine (i don't own one) that French randonneur bikes would have 100mm fork spacing.

Maybe this difference is why they weren't commonly used?

Randy Dugan Van Nuys, CA USA


From: ray green <greenjersey(AT)ntlworld.com>

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:52:35 +0100

Subject: [CR]Why no dynohubs?

David Bean asks<Why didn't the French ever use Dynohubs on randonneuses?


I don't recall ever seeing an English rider using a Dynohub on a Audax

event although Schmidt hub lighting is now popular, and rightly so.

Ray Green, Brighton, England