Re: [CR]Shellwin Hubs

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From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Shellwin Hubs
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 13:35:26 -0700

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.

Just like the paper clip, elbowed spokes are more sophisticated than people imagine.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California