Thanks for the reply...
I looked at some prewar literature and it appears that the FB's at the time were available either with alloy flanges on a steel center or with a completely steel body.
With certainty, pre-war C.A.R. hubs exist that were of a complete aluminum body. (and I think with the cartride bearings of the later Maxicar hubs!!)
Mike Kone in Boulder CO I've also seen references to excelto hubs which also appear to be all alloy of the pre-war period.
> Dear Mike,
\r?\n> in your recent post to CR you write about alloy hubs. Do you have
\r?\n> alloy-flanged hubs in mind or full alloy ones? I can think of very few
\r?\n> pre-WWII full alloy hubs.
\r?\n> Also, at least here in Europe the things most sought after seem to be
\r?\n> from just the period you mention. Perhaps the fifties to eighties
\r?\n> Italian craze is something more typical for the US, or even CR only?
\r?\n> Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany.
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