[CR]Shellwin Hubs

Example: Production Builders:LeJeune

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Ben Kamenjas <bici_pimp@mac.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 19:37:13 +1000
Subject: [CR]Shellwin Hubs

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.


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. Standard 14 gauge spokes are arranged in the lacing.   

The rear is double 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