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: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tom Hayes Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:21 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio