Yes, somehow I ended up with a rear hub with broken flange, that looks to have started in just the same way you described. No idea how it happened exactly, as I received it that way ... quite a novelty piece! I took photos, and listed it on Ebay as an April Fools Day joke. Here is a link to the ended auction:
Or, Ebay item number 280214411967
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Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 23:29:31 -0700 (PDT) From: dan kasha <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: CR <email@example.com> Subject: [CR]Cracked Nuovo Record rear hub flange
I got back from a ride the other day, and when I put my bike away I noticed a crack in a segment of the rear hub flange!
This is a large flange hub, and the crack starts at one of the spoke holes that is over the cut-out in the flange. On the drive side. The crack is through the entire segment, not just the part from the spoke-hole to the outer edge, but the entire segment is cracked.
I don't know the history of this wheel, but it is true, and does not seem over-built in any way.
Is this unusual for a NR hub? Anyone else have this occur? I assume it should not be ridden?
Just wondering what people's experience with this is. It of course brings to mind the catstrophic failure photo of the sheriff star hub.
Thanks Dan Kasha Seattle, Wa, USA
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