Kurt Sperry wrote:
> 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
> on for vintage bikes. Anyone?
> Cool hubset nevertheless.
If you look at this picture from the Shellwin hub auction, the hubs are not straight pull when laced and they use traditional elbowed spokes. http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/10/0c/60_1.JPG
Just like the paper clip, elbowed spokes are more sophisticated than people imagine.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California