Re: [CR]Old Phil hubs


Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 07:14:27 -0800 (PST)
From: jason giles <gios_super_record@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Old Phil hubs
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <3A7C618B.5F4BFCF3@penn.com>


> The rear hub, which
> seems of identical vintage, almost certainly its
> original mate, still
> has the "Phil" label, but the engraving seems very
> much shallower than
> my recent one piece Phil hubs. The old rear "Phil"
> label does not
> appear to be a decal, but compared to the more
> deeply engraved newer
> hub, the label amost looks as if it were just
> painted on rather than
> engraved.

I also have a pair of old Phil's. The "Phil" signature is definately not like the recent product's engraving. The older does appears to be painted on rather than engraved.

I can see how these labels could have worn off with repeated polishing. That could be a problem because you always want your Phil's looking their best, kind of like a pair of fine italian dress shoes, or maybe just anything from italy! Maybe the label's falling off caused them to switch?

Personally I think the new engraving appears hap-hazardly done. Almost cheap.

-jason