Re: [CR]Rear hub spacing 110 vs. 120


Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli

From: NortonMarg@aol.com
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:56:53 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Rear hub spacing 110 vs. 120
To: mail@woodworkingboy.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/10/03 7:49:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time, mail@woodworkingboy.com writes:


> The older rear track hubs were once primarily available in 110mm spacing,
> then at some point they changed to 120mm for the most part. Current kierin
> frames are available in both sizes, and track hubs are still produced to
> accommodate both. 120mm seems to be most common these days. Can anyone
> offer a opinion as to why some riders would prefer one size over another?
>

My Campagnolo #14 Catalogue (1960) shows ONLY 110 for the rear. If anyone has a catalogue #15 (1967) or #16 (1968), it would be interesting to see if both are listed. A narrower rear triangle (110 spacing) would be more aerodynamic, a wider rear triangle (120 spacing) would be (potentially) stiffer.
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA