Actually, it doesn't even have to keep the flanges indexed, it just needs to keep them spaced and paralell. The force isn't so much there, although keeping the flanges parallel during something like cornering might take a fair bit of strength.
There was at least one off topic hub made with flanges that revolved independently around the body/axle. Someday I'll find one for may collection of oddities.
Steve Birmingham Lowell, Ma USA
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:34:00 -0800 From: "Kurt Sperry" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [CR]Campy cut-out hubs Message: 14
Think about it. What loads does the front hubshell between the bearings actually have to bear? I'm thinking not a lot. The axle should actually be doing all the work, the hubshell just needs to keep the dirt out and the flanges indexed to each other, and there are already the spokes and rim to help.
I wonder if one could completely saw out the center of the hubshell and have it still work fine?
Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA
On Feb 6, 2008 6:11 PM, bruce thomson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Folks does any one understand the reasoning behind cutting a slot through the central part of a hub? Why would this be useful or appropriate? A person told me that this method was popular in the 1960s, .....perhaps, but so was LSD. It might be that the same person was used to both. Here is the link to the photos
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