Re: [CR]1960: A Hub Oddity

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From: "ternst" <>
To: "kim klakow" <>, "James Swan" <>, <>
References: <BLU113-W4376E446BD15D161303E9EF5BE0@phx.gbl> <> <>
Subject: Re: [CR]1960: A Hub Oddity
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 11:06:26 -0700

When all else fails, that works! Then to match it up get a 48 H rim and Voila! Matching rims! The 20/24 and 24/24 or 24/28 were commonly used and played with in the earlier '60's, mostly on the track in pursuit type races. Wheels were very unstable, loosened up too easy , so the experimentation only was exercised for a few years, then exorcised. It was a time of great trial and error, with lightness trying to be on the cutting edge, but didn't work with metallurgy and material available at the time. Sic Transt Gloria! The old timers in the 1890's used to sit and shave their wood rims down with sharp glass edges, and various tools to make them lighter! Verbal history as told to me by the "90's venerable veterans So that was nothing new, in the 1950/60's. Don't even try to put a new wood rim on those hubs, you'll think you're on a rubberband. Like I wrote offlist to bikeness devotion, Scheeren and Fiamme made rims to match those hubs. I'm sure there are enuf around to lace up if you want a nice show bike for
exotic oulde look.
Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes Estates

----- Original Message -----
From: "kim klakow"
To: "James Swan" ;
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]1960: A Hub Oddity

> How about lacing up a 40-hole rim?
> best,
> kim
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