Re: [CR]Shellwin Hubs


Example: Production Builders:LeJeune

Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 11:22:33 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Shellwin Hubs
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <7eed89c5d3d79d0ff67aa2074edd084c@mac.com>
References: <7eed89c5d3d79d0ff67aa2074edd084c@mac.com>


Straight pull hubs probably predate even these. They certainly go back a ways on motorcycles. It seems like a good idea, or would be if spokes were readily available for them. I'm not really sure why the idea never caught on for vintage bikes. Anyone?

Cool hubset nevertheless.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA

On 5/10/06, Ben Kamenjas <bici_pimp@mac.com> wrote:
>
> Hola Chico's,
>
> Now that the auction is done I thought to pop this up again without
> peep's thinking Im plugging ad space for Addo's auction.
>
>
> So, ...... Im curious and a hub fetishist. Cool lookers, never heard of
>
> them, and do you gotta straighten out spokes ?? Interesting
> conceptually.
>
> http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6626823748
>
> In any case, for the archives here (in case somebody is gonna search
> for info about them in future) i'll cut and paste the auction blurb and
>
> note the sold for $356 NOS
>
>
> Quote: "" Produced in the late 1940's in Birmingham, England, these
> light weight racing hubs are absolutely brilliant in every sense of the
>
> word. They are quite unique in their form, the advantage with these
> hubs was that they could be laced in such a way as to elliminate any
> bends in the spokes. The fitting instruction sheet, which is included
> with these, states that standard lacing is applied 6 cross rear and 4
> cross front, laced in and out, or straight lacing without interlace.
> Standard14 gauge spokes are arrangedin the lacing.
>
> The rear isdouble sided, both sides have provision for a lock ring,
>
> it's called a Large Flange Double Sprint, and is drilled 40 holes, the
>
> front is drilled 32 holes.""
>
> Sheesh, they cool ... any info, experience, any knowledge that some
> wish to share ? Anyone here buy 'em?? Any with pics of them built up
> ????
>
> Muchas Gracias, Adios
>
> Ben Kamenjas
> Sydney, Oz
> missing Goya products,
> huitlacoche & spinach quesadilla's too