|How old are cassette hubs?||Fixie-ated|
Dec 18, 2002 6:57 AM
|My very first racing bike was a circa 1980 Shogun 600 with Shimano friction components. The frame is long gone, but I do have some of the components and the stock 27" wheels.
I changed the wheels early on as I wanted to convert to 700c for racing. The wheels had been laying around for 20+ years. Since in like new condition, I thought they may be perfect for a fixed gear project.
I took them out and prepared to remove the freewheel and dish them when to my suprise I discovered that instead of a freewheel, it was a cassette hub!?
What gives here, was Shimano light years ahead of its time or do I have the the remnants of a by-gone era?
|re: How old are cassette hubs?||wooglin|
Dec 18, 2002 10:11 AM
|According to "Sunset for Suntour" Shimano first used freehubs in 1978.