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Old 02-10-19, 12:52 PM
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If anyone has a rear complete or a DS cap, I'd be most interested.
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Old 02-10-19, 04:31 PM
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Now that I've seen the pics, one of those end caps from the lower R Ziploc. I'll be in touch, for sure.
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Old 02-10-19, 07:26 PM
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.UPDATE: a BF member sent me the phone number for the guy with the Hi-E hubs/parts/etc.
Nice guy, but if I want a part, I would have to drive there, which is 10 hours.
I don't think he considers them as a business venture, that's all.
Robbie, is the guy in Nashville? My daughter lives there and I or my wife manage to get there several times a year. Maybe I can help out. It might be a slow turn around, but better than a 10 hour drive.

@hazetguy how did you end up with that incredible stash of HiE hubs, etc.?
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Old 02-10-19, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Robbie, is the guy in Nashville? My daughter lives there and I or my wife manage to get there several times a year. Maybe I can help out. It might be a slow turn around, but better than a 10 hour drive.

@hazetguy how did you end up with that incredible stash of HiE hubs, etc.?
Not my stash, and not in Nashville, but in central NC. The guy who has them is the son of the man who bought the stash from the Hi-E founder. At present, he is not interested in the time and effort needed to sort and categorize all that stuff.
Jon (@hazeteguy) has bought parts from him and made another trip. He may have picked up what I need, not sure. We are working on it.
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Robbie, thanks for the clarification. I did hear from hazeteguy and have returned his PM.

The stash of Hi-E stuff that First Flight had did seem overwhelming. I spoke to them once about respacing my 120mm rear to accept a 6 speed Ultra spaced freewheel. They said it could be done, but figuring out which spacers without the wheel in hand could prove challenging.
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I briefly had a pair of the Hi-E sewup rims, 28 hole and extremely lightweight. I took them to the guy in a shop who wanted them and introduced them with the provenance that had been given to me:

"North Carolina Road Championship of 1972!"

He looked at me and his jaw dropped, so I quickly added, "Not ME, somebody else who owned these rims."
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Old 02-11-19, 09:13 AM
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Laced up by @speedevil. Pending a DS rear cap, another set will be built, and used.

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Laced up by @speedevil. Pending a DS rear cap, another set will be built, and used.

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Those are the Hi-E QR skewers I'd like to find for my set of wheels. I knew there were two versions.
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The story of Hi-E and creations of Harlan Meyer is quite remarkable. Some of it is waaaay out there! The linked article below is well worth the read. The riveted Cosmopolitan frames..... oh my. And the ultra light rims that he formed pretty much remind me of aluminum rain gutters.

Larry Black shared a most comical story about one time visiting Meyer on a detour - during crew RAAM event. His description of the concrete floor directly above in a portion of the shop... Maybe he'll pipe in and describe in his own words, as otherwise beyond ones imagination hilarious.

See and read >>
https://www.gravelcyclist.com/bicycl...-cosmopolitan/
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Old 02-11-19, 05:16 PM
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Those are the Hi-E QR skewers I'd like to find for my set of wheels. I knew there were two versions.
That reminds me, I forgot to polish them.
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I don't know if this was a Hi-E sponsored team, or the Hi-E team itself, but this is a t-shirt with a Hi-E logo.




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Old 03-06-19, 01:18 PM
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The owner of my lbs and I talked about buying what was left of Hi-E back when it was for sale. Too bad about the person who bought it. I wonder if his son is interested in selling. LBS owner tried to give me some Hi-E stuff, but I'm paring down my collection
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Most rims are extrusions, the Hi-E rims were made from aluminum sheet.
And Tubular rims started out as a round aluminum tube..
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
I don't know if this was a Hi-E sponsored team, or the Hi-E team itself, but this is a t-shirt with a Hi-E logo.




Maybe it's for the Hi-E office softball or touch football team??
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Old 03-06-19, 04:58 PM
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Maybe it's for the Hi-E office softball or touch football team??
East Tennessee. It's how you can tell your kids apart.
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