[CR]Hobbs hubs in C+

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 21:00:27 +0100
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Tony Beckett <tony@stubbington.demon.co.uk>
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Subject: [CR]Hobbs hubs in C+

Mervyn, the bikes owner is a very good friend of mine. The hubs are early Harden sealed (cartridge) bearing models. Later hubs had holes in the flanges. The undrilled ones are commonly referred to in the UK as Bacon Slicers as they look like a small version of the round blade in a, guess what - a bacon slicer! Harden hubs are very sought after in the UK and are very practical to use as the bearing races are a standard imperial size that is still easily available. I run a large flange pair on my 1952 Rotrax Super Club.
Tony Beckett
Stubbington UK