65K miles on my set of Hi-E "heavy duty" hubs. One rebuild by Harlan at 50K or so. Cost was $30 for the rebuild. On they go. Better than Campy any day.
Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ
Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> On May 21, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>> On May 21, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
>>> What I find interesting is that Peter makes the quantum leap from
>>> Campy to Hi-E. I consider Hi-E stuff really cool, but to jump from
>>> "the standard" to the really idiosyncratic as the next choice is
>>> quite interesting.
>>> Jerry Moos
>>> Big Spring, TX
>> Yes I thought the same... a rare opportunity to observe the thought
>> process of a modern framebuilding genius (get into Peter Weigle's
>> gray matter as it were) and another indication that Harlan was
>> operating on a much higher plane than either Tullio or Pino, a
>> freakin' backwoods Leonardo da Vinci fur sure!
>> Chuck Schmidt
>> South Pasadena, CA USA
> In case anyone missed the "wink", Peter is a good friend. I don't
> think there are any framebuilders out there that are better than Peter
> (flip side is that there are framebuilders out there that are as good
> as Peter). But to be honest here, I think that Harlan (Hi-=19
> E®) was a little too far out there as a parts/component designer and
> most of his stuff was pretty marginal as far as durablity and
> practicality (check the archives for other's thoughts and experiences).
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, CA USA
> http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)