[CR]Query about Maillard hubs

From: "Paul Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 21:37:41 -0500
Subject: [CR]Query about Maillard hubs

Hi folks,

I have just picked up a Maillard and Mavic 36h wheelset (cheaply off E-Bay). I needed another clincher wheelset and this seemed like a good deal - even if for just the rims alone. The rear has the infamous helicomatic hub and freewheel combo. OK I know that the discussion about Maillard Helicomatic rear hubs and freewheels has come up before. I also know what Sheldon's views are on these hubs. But, I need advice please

1) do I use as is, dependant upon the condition of the wheels? 2) can I use the front-wheel as is, are Maillard hubs OK for frontwheel construction? 3) do I replace the rear helicomatic hub with something else?

Thanks in advance,

Paul Williams, Ottawa "where I am thoroughly sick of this #$&*%$ winter" ON Canada