Re: [CR]Cinelli BiValent hubs on Ebay...

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Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 13:19:07 -0100
From: "Harvey M. Sachs" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cinelli BiValent hubs on Ebay...

Wes Gadd wrote:

Regarding Bivalent hubs, does the skewer work as a cam type QR or is it a tommy bar sort of thing?

It is a coarse thread into the right side assembly that holds the freewheel, and yes, it pulls out far enough to allow the wheel to drop free. It then hits a detent and stops. There is also a little "Y' piece that mounts to the chainstay bridge, just to help locate the wheel properly.

The bivalents are elegant; Larry Black and I each brought ours to Cirque a year ago. There was a set there this year, too.

My understanding is that the racers adopted early, but abandoned when some of the early ones (3-piece shells) couldn't handle the torque. I have a friend, Jim Papadopoulos, who went (if I recall correctly) from 4 hubs with good spline sets to one...

harvey sachs
mcLean Va