Re: [CR]Bivalent hubs


From: DMart84815@aol.com
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 20:28:06 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Bivalent hubs
To: tanoda@d1.dion.ne.jp
Cc: ClassicRendezvous@bikelist.org


I remember seeing an old picture of the USA 1968 (Mexico) Olympic Road Team posing next to their bikes. Some of these bikes were equipped with the Bivalent Hubs.
                                                              I think its the threads on the aluminum body that have a tendency to strip. There are very few threads that the steel "male" spline engage into on the aluminum hub. The thing to do is to remove the spline ( there is actually a Cinelli tool for this, pliers will do the job with less glamour. ) and dap the threads with Green Loctite. Stripping a Cinelli Hub will ruin your day.
                                                                     Dave Martinez
                                             Fremont Ca