On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 3:57 PM, simon bird <email@example.com>wrote:
> Were the early Mavic hubs annodised?
> I have a pair of track hubs that were in bad condition when I got them due
> to bad storage -surface heavily oxidised. I've cleaned them up with emery
> cloth and polished them and they look great but I'm wondering for how long
> and if there is anything I can do to protect them, short of getting them
Mine are (clear) anodized. At least they don't do any of the oxidizing I associate with unadodized polished aluminum surfaces.
As for protecting polished non-anodized aluminum, I don't yet know a good solution other than repolishing and will be interested to hear ideas. I've tried a very clear thin lacquer lightly applied but it just turns yellow eventually and then is harder to take off than repolishing would have been.
If I had a source for reliable clear anodizing I'd consider doing it. Assuming the quality of the surface is important, a polished surface just gets darker and dirtier if not re-polished and laced hubs in use are not easy to fully polish. The center shaft can be polished while riding by a hanging strap of polishing fabric, but the flanges are left out.
Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, usa
> These have a makers mark only on the front hub outboard of the flange I
> think this makes them pretty early or was this the way all Mavic track hubs
> were marked?
> Simon Bird