Re: [CR]WTB 24 Hole Hubs-Campagnolo-HI-E?


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Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 21:51:18 -0400
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB 24 Hole Hubs-Campagnolo-HI-E?
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To: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
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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.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> 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)