[Classicrendezvous] Re: smooth hubs


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Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 12:45:12 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Monkeyman <monkey37@bluemarble.net>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Re: smooth hubs

>> My vote for the early 70's on smoothness was Campagnolo NR/SR(IT), Phil Wood
>> (US), Lambert(UK) and Maxicar(Fr) followed by the early Duraace and early
>> Suntour Superbe. Later the field was cloudy as sealed cartridge bearing
>> smoothed hubs out over many price ranges. It should be noted that Lambert
>> hubs used sealed cartridge bearings.

None of these are near as smooth as the Hi-E's and Weyless' of the same time from my view, though the Maxicars are close. If you're looking for tests on hub "smoothness" and relitive energy loss from the bearings and their surfaces, I think Harlan (Hi-E) has done them and they were published in Bicycling Science, I think. I also seen that England's Mike Burrows is working on some testing similar.

enjoy, monkeyman

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