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Ultra Narrow Front Hub

Old 08-30-16, 08:29 PM
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Ultra Narrow Front Hub

I'm striking out on this one...thought maybe one of you guys might have an idea.


69mm front hub from a late 80's TT bike:
(yes, fork is narrow to match hub)
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Old 08-30-16, 09:06 PM
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Trying to pin down the maker? No idea. The cycling world was smoking a lot of crack in the 80's and 90's. Coincidentally, team USA was smoking a little bit of that crack at the Olympics this year too. Maybe try C&V?
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Yes, was hoping to ID the maker. No markings on it.

Those were exciting days for cycling.



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I highly suggest keeping the wheelset with that frameset...
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Originally Posted by Leukybear
I highly suggest keeping the wheelset with that frameset...



Wheels will definitely be staying with the frame.

Heard from the builder that he remembered building quite a few frames with the narrow fork, but unfortunately he didn't recall where the hubs came from...so there must be some other examples out there somewhere.



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Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
Heard from the builder that he remembered smoking a lot of crack in the 80's and 90's
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Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
Wheels will definitely be staying with the frame.

Heard from the builder that he remembered building quite a few frames with the narrow fork, but unfortunately he didn't recall where the hubs came from...so there must be some other examples out there somewhere.



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Okay, I did some sleuthing around, and...

It looks like Moulton makes, or at one point made, a 70mm O.L.D. front hub. This website claims to sell them, though I cannot vouch for the website. I also found an auction on eBay Ireland for a Hope Mini front hub, but I couldn't find any reference to such a thing on the Hope website. Sheldon Brown's website also suggests that there were a couple folding bike makers using 70mm O.L.D. front hubs. If you can find any of those, you can probably fudge the 1mm difference.

That's all I have for you, though.
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Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
I'm striking out on this one...thought maybe one of you guys might have an idea.


69mm front hub from a late 80's TT bike:
(yes, fork is narrow to match hub)
Hi mate, I know this is a few years old now but I may have the answer for you: In the early 90's my pursuit bike used narrow hubs with beautifully modified/narrowed Vitus alloy forks. The hubs were from Sansin.
Cheers,
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Phil makes a narrow front hub… 74 mm…l have one on my Zizzo folder…
https://phil-wood-co.myshopify.com/p...-classic-model


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