Re: [CR]Super SIAMT hub!!!

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:19:31 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Super SIAMT hub!!!

In a message dated 10/29/03 6:27:12 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:
> Anyone want to hazzard a guess as to what I've bought
> here?
> I don't know if it's worth the money, but the flanges
> sure look cool.

SIAMT was an Italian consortium (there is a thread on this in the archives). The alloy flanges are pressed on to the alloy center and can rotate under torque, so it's not as strong as a Campy Record track hub in terms of torque transfer between the flanges and whatever effect that has on the spokes. However, if you're just riding, and not sprinting at a world class level, it doesn't matter. I have an identical hub that I've had since the early 70s, my guess is it dates from the 60s. You might want to check and see if the cones or locknuts are dated, I don't know if they would be or not.
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA