Re: [CR]1960: A Hub Oddity


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Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 13:27:31 -0400
From: James Swan <jswan@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]1960: A Hub Oddity
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To: devotion finesse <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
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Hi Matthew,

24 holes was a common enough drilling. 20 is very much on the exotic side. The most logical application would be pursuit. They could also be used for a very light rider. Your best shot for finding rims will be modern stuff. 20 is more common today. Finding something on topic with 20 holes and a matching rim in 24 is probably not going to happen. You might be able to get a set of Ghisallos or maybe find a pair of rims that are un-drilled. A more important question is what can you do with a 20/24 wheel set once you have it? Do you know any 12 year old girls who are elite trackies? ; )

Regards, Jamie

Jamie Swan Centerport Cycles Inc. Northport, New York, USA http://www.centerportcycles.com (mapped) http://www.limws.org http://www.liatca.org

On May 30, 2008, at 11:47 AM, devotion finesse wrote:
>
> Muchachos y Muchachas:
>
> I recently obtained a Campagnolo high flange pista hub set that I
> dated (wi
> th the lock nuts) to 1960. There is also no "Record" stamp to be
> found on
> them.
> Odd thing is the spoke drilling: A 20H front and a 24H rear.
> And now for the questions:
> - For what racing application would such a count be desirable?
> - Am I to assume that these were a specialty (non-factory) drilling
> pattern
> ? These are the first I've seen in this combination.
> - What rims might have been used at the time? (ie What rims were
> available
> in said pattern in 1960?)
> - What rims (tubular or clincher) in a simple silver might be
> available in
> said drilling today?
>
> Baaam...Baaam...Baaam...BAM! BAM!
> (Boom, boom, Boom, boom)
>
> Matthew Bowne
> Scratching my sweaty head in very warm
> Brooklyn, New York