's Forum Archives - Retro - Classic Bikes

Archive Home >> Retro - Classic Bikes

just when i thought i'd seen it all ........(8 posts)

just when i thought i'd seen it all ........Spirito
Oct 18, 2002 5:24 AM
campy tandem hubs?

pretty cool looking to me - threaded both sides and solid flanges too.

re: just when i thought i'd seen it all ........Dave Hickey
Oct 18, 2002 6:00 AM
I just saw a set of Campy wheels on ebay. The seller said they were 40 spoke rear. Would these be tandem also?
Here is the link.......Dave Hickey
Oct 18, 2002 6:03 AM
no ... they are regular campy strada hubs with 40 holesSpirito
Oct 18, 2002 6:35 AM
the tandem hubs i showed on the above ebay auction appear to have solid flanges with no cutouts ala phil wood, suntour and suzue. i thought they would make a trick and very stout set of single speed double sided wheels (swapping out the axles and changing tyhe spacing) but knowing a few of the other bidders their pockets are much deeper than mine.

40 hole hubs were considered stout and staid but i think the most i have heard of is 48. most manufacturers realised that after 36 or 40 holes there wasnt much metal left on the flange perimeter between spokes and that it was counter intuitive to drill further unless they used a much higher flange diameter - heavy.

on a seperate note ......

is this TVT frame a Look or completely different?

Different......Dave Hickey
Oct 18, 2002 7:03 AM
My LOOK KG86 has different lugs and dropouts. I'm still trying to find out if TVT made the early LOOK frames. I've heard LOOK made their own but I've also heard TVT made them for LOOK. Mine has TVT dropouts, but I read LOOK assembled the frames in a different factory. Someday I'll find the truth. I'll confuse the issue even more, I know LOOK bought Vitus in the late 80's. Maybe Vitus made them.
About the 48 holes...rwbadley
Oct 18, 2002 7:24 AM
We have on our tandem a set of wheels built up with Phil 48's. These have been great wheels, staying true and riding nice. Looking at them, I can see what you mean. When you go over 40, the flanges start to get a bit crowded.

phil adresses this problem pretty simplySpirito
Oct 18, 2002 7:51 AM
THICK flanges.

saw a set of his track hubs at Trexlertown - he sure makes products finished nicely.

a set of his hubs are on the "one day" list of things id like to play with.

I have seen standard NR drilled 40 also seen hi-lo NR n/mcurlybike
Oct 18, 2002 3:18 PM