Re: [CR]Super SIAMT hub!!!


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From: themaaslands@comcast.net
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous)
Subject: Re: [CR]Super SIAMT hub!!!
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:12:39 +0000

It was asked:
> Anyone want to hazzard a guess as to what I've bought
> here?
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2198361377
>
> I don't know if it's worth the money, but the flanges
> sure look cool.
> To which Stevan responded:

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. -------------------------

Siamt was making bike parts well before the 60's. I have owned quite a few of their hubs from the 50's. They have more interesting triangular flange cutouts than the FB of the same vintage.

-- Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ ---------------------- Forwarded Message: --------------------- From: NortonMarg@aol.com To: koga_miyata2002@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Super SIAMT hub!!! Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 10:19:31 EST

In a message dated 10/29/03 6:27:12 AM Pacific Standard Time, koga_miyata2002@yahoo.com writes:
> Anyone want to hazzard a guess as to what I've bought
> here?
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2198361377
>
> 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