Re: [CR]Shellwin Hubs


Example: Production Builders:LeJeune

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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Shellwin Hubs
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 13:35:26 -0700
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


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
> caught
> 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

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