Re: [CR]24 Hole Campy (or other) hubs

(Example: Framebuilders)

Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 23:27:33 -0700
From: "Brian Baylis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]24 Hole Campy (or other) hubs
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Finding 24 and 28 hole hubs shouldn't be that hard. Back in the day all were readily available in both road and track and large or small flange. What I have I've had since new. I have quite a few of both but parting with any is out since everything is on bikes. My favorite wheels are 24 hole large flange track, cross two (tied with dental floss and white glue) on 650c tubular Sun rims. Nothing is quite the ultimate racing bike like a 48cm 650c wheel track bike. Pure and more effecient than anything else known to man.

I wouldn't suggest 24 hole wheels for everyday use unless you're using 650c rims and you're riding a small frame. Don't exceed 126mm spacing if you use your rims. I suspect there are quite a few 24 hole hubs in England since they have a passion for time trials and light wheels. good luck.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
> David Blight mentioned that he had a pair of 24 hole Campag hubs up on eBay,
> and this got me wondering if there are many 24 hole hubs out there. I've got
> a couple pairs of NOS 24 hole MAVIC Championnat du Monde (390 grams) rims
> that I've been wanting to build up.
> I suspect that not too many folks would have ridden 24 spoke wheels 20+
> years ago, how hard are these to find? Although I'm bidding on David's
> auction if anyone has some used hubs in good condition that they be
> interested in selling please let me know.
> David Bilenkey
> Just back from a really cold ~5 C 60km ride in the Gatineau hills!
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada