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sorry guys .... but i gotta share my joy :-)(6 posts)

sorry guys .... but i gotta share my joy :-)Spirito
Jun 28, 2002 12:03 PM
after searching for some 8 months i have finally found a set of c record high flange raod hubs.

endless trails, false leads and prices that made me laugh at their absurdity. though about converting the axles and spacers on a trck set and risking using them with less threads for a road freewheel. all but game up and then i found these for a song. was so desperate i sent cash in an envelope to a guy (no credit options for him) in the UK. no pic just a phone conversation and they came and ive been pawing them day in day out.

about to repack and space and sorry but will be using salsa skewers and not being pure. i love my salsa's. the original's are on greedbay.

so wouldn't you know a pair are on ebay now for a price i cant beleive (around $70). the last used set i saw ended up around $270+ and i cant pay that for a used hubset.

now the merckx build can begin. about time too.

happier than a pig in shit i am. heheheheheh

my they are sexySpirito
Jun 28, 2002 12:04 PM
Gee, they are beautiful...Merckx rebuild? tell me more..nmDjudd
Jun 28, 2002 12:54 PM
oohhh!the most beautifull bike part i've seen.colker
Jun 28, 2002 2:50 PM
it looks like the space ship in 2001.
silver salsas? they are nice. i have them.
Professing my ignoranceKurt H
Jul 1, 2002 9:19 AM
Please pardon this uneducated (relatively) young soul who just doesn't know. I've seen a couple of sets of high-flange hubsets on e-bay, and don't know the big difference. Aside from the fact that the ones you have are BEAUTIFUL, what makes the big difference between high vs. low flange hubs? Does shorter spoke length = less lateral flex when you're hammering out of the saddle?
Kurt H
Professing my ignoranceWalter
Jul 1, 2002 5:52 PM
Your observation about strength were the generally held beliefs though I don't know if they were ever put to a lab type test. If you're running a relatively small cog it's possible to replace a broken spoke w/o removing the cog.

And they do look good.