[CR]Huret Speed-0-meter, and a spoke question


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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 12:17:33 -0700
From: "Brian Plaugher" <b.plaugher@comcast.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Huret Speed-0-meter, and a spoke question

I have in my hot little hands a 1980 Paramount with a belt-driven speedometer, SACHS-Huret. I would like to remove it. So: 1) Should the space its bracket takes up be replaced with a 1 mm washer or what? 2) Does such a non-battery mileage meter have any value here in classic rondezvous land, or anywhere? I even have a spare drive belt for it.

Second question: Spokes on above bike are not stainless steel, but zinc coated. No rust. Laced into campy record hubs, I assume NR. Should I be content with spokes as is, or would an "upgrade" to stainless be an actual improvement? I am not interested in period-correctitude, just a reliable ride.

Regards,

Brian Plaugher
Guerneville, CA