RE: [Classicrendezvous] Hub smoothness / Lycette / saddle care


From: Craig.Young@tellabs.com
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 14:54:07 -0600
Subject: RE: [Classicrendezvous] Hub smoothness / Lycette / saddle care
TO: brianblum@hotmail.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Brian,

I noted what you said below with interest:
>
> I believe the smoothest and lowest drag unloaded feel is for the
> Sanshine(Sunshine/Suzue) Pro-Am's and Junko Skyroads. The
> SunTour Superbe is
> simular also a Sanshine product, and I believe the original
> Dura Ace were in
> fact Junko Skyroads with a Shimano label. These had smoother
> bearings than
> Record hubs.
>

Now, I own a wheelset with original Dura Ace lf hubs; I also own 3 wheelesets with Record lf hubs. I have cleaned, repacked, and adjusted all of them at least once. IMO, there is no way that the Dura Ace hubs outperform the Record hubs I own in terms of bearing smoothness. While the DA hubs are pretty much Record knockoffs, the performance of the Record hubs in terms of low drag is pretty substantial. Don't get me wrong; I like and use the DA hubs (in fact, I rode a bike with them today), but I like the Record hubs better.