Re: [CR]1970's French Hubs

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From: "jerrymoos" <>
To: "r cielec" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]1970's French Hubs
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 10:34:28 -0600

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 Moos
Houston, TX

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From: "r cielec"
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 11:12 PM
Subject: [CR]1970's French Hubs

> Researching French hubs for the Raleigh Competition - just to build an alternative to Campag; ecclectic experiences and such; not trying to be OEM authentic.
> Normandy Competitions - Good? Yeoman's duty?
> Other Normandy's ?
> What of Maillard 700's, Competions?
> Anything equivalent to Campag NR? (Not trying to contiune the friendly feud; merely a reference point to my limited experience.)
> Goal is to install a some really good French hubs.
> Ah, and threading - what about threading for free wheel? French hubs with English threads?
> Thanks
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois
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