Re: [CR]1970's French Hubs


Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 20:09:51 -0800 (PST)
From: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]1970's French Hubs
To: DTSHIFTER@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <196.2605e554.2d6796cd@aol.com>


Chuck: You mentioned sealed bearing hubs of Pelessier; Maillard/Spidel; Mavic

Can you suggest model names or some type of identification to assist me in searching for the proper 70's vintage component?

Regards, Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois

DTSHIFTER@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 2/20/04 11:30:22 AM, jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net writes:

<< Normandy Competition, Maillard Competition (probably the same hub updated

after Maillard bought Normandy), and Maillard 700 are all pro quality and

were used by pro teams. Campy fans will say Campy NR was smoother - maybe a

little, but I can't tell much difference. There were also lower models just

marked "Normandy" or later "Maillard". These aren't the same quality, but

still work very well if properly lubricated and adjusted. English thread

began appearing on French-made hubs in the early 70's, although the same

hubs continued to be made with French thread also probably into the 80's.
>>

Jerry and List,

The Maillard 700 Professional series have cones very similar to Campagnolo NR/SR. The bearing races appear quite similar as well, and I cannot tell a difference in smoothness between them and Campagnolos. I can tell a difference bewteen the 700's and other Normandy/Maillards, which do not have cones similar to Campagnolos.

Of course I think the sealed bearing hubs of Pelessier; Maillard/Spidel; Mavic; Phil are smoother still.

YMMV......

Regards,

Chuck Brooks Malta, NY

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