Re: [CR]Query about Maillard hubs


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From: "Jerry & Liz Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Paul Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>, "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <00d201c2e6ae$07843cc0$4df1fea9@queensu.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR]Query about Maillard hubs
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 22:23:57 -0600


Actually, I like the Helicomatic. It was an ingenious first attempt at what would later become the cassette freewheel. Only problem is that they did it in a way that didn't become the standard, so parts are hard to find. I've ridden Helicomatics with no problems, though I admit I don't have thousands of miles on any one Helicomatic hub. The front hubs paired with Helicomatic rears were retty conventional, and Maillard front hubs work just fine.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Williams"
To: "Classic Rendezvous"
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 8:37 PM
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