RE: [CR]BSA track hub question


From: "Chris Ioakimedes" <chriseye@comcast.net>
To: "'Tom Hayes'" <hayesbikes@nls.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]BSA track hub question
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 18:23:55 -0700
In-Reply-To: <001a01c43e11$882356c0$740890d8@computer>


Hi Tom, My BSA front track hub has bearing seals, they are metal and it looks like they press into the hub. I have not overhauled this hub yet, so I have not removed the seals. I wouldn't be surprised if some track racers removed the seals to make the bearings easier to oil. chris ioakimedes Fairfax California

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Tom Hayes Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:21 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]BSA track hub question

I have a set of BSA track wheels; the rear flange is higher (larger diameter) than the front, though not nearly as high as a Campy hi-flange hub. The question, however, is about the front: were track hubs made so that there were no coverings for the bearings, or am I missing a piece (two pieces, I guess) that covers the bearings? The hub does not appear as if it is missing a piece or there is a place for a piece to fit on to cover the bearings. But the hub appears constructed so that the bearings are open though held in with the bearing race.

Thank you.

Cheers.

Tom Hayes
Chagrin Falls, Ohio