This would make sense, though I wonder how many English bikes were exported to France. Relatively few French ones turn up over here. Maybe they imported English rims in quantities making it worthwhile produceing 40h hubs?
Neil Foddering Weymouth, England
>From: sam lingo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [CR]Bayliss Wiley, BSA and Cyclo Freewheel Unit Hubs
>Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 22:32:43 -0800 (PST)
>neil foddering <email@example.com> wrote: but it has 40 spoke holes
>(as do the BW hubs) which I
>understand to be unusual for the French market, 36 holes being much more
>common. (My hub does not have the eyeletted spoke holes on the freewheel
>side flange which are specified in the 1939 Cyclo catalogue).
>Might have been made in France for french bike shop to use on imported
>English bikes---I have a 40 hole bendix made for this reason
> sam lingo,pleasanton tx
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