[CR]B-W unit hub


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From: "Peter Brown" <peterg.brown@ntlworld.com>
To: <GRIFFKS@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 17:41:11 +0100
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Subject: [CR]B-W unit hub

Griff wrote:

.............can anyone enlighten me on the Baylis Wiley "cassette" hub that

I am currently offering on eBay (item #160118470386) were these made for

three gears as well as for four gears as I am scratching my head for information

to reply on a number of enquiries? also have a few other bits 'n' bobs

under the screen name << griffks >>

These hubs were first available pre-war, and were intended for use with 3 x 1/8th sprockets. At some point the design was changed and some of the parts are not interchangeable. It is possible to fit 4 x 3/32nd sprockets to the early models, but a lathe is needed to remove the flange from the largest sprocket. I think some of the later ones may have been made for 4 x 3/32nd. They are extremely durable, and have 4 rows of bearings. Very useful for a 3 speed restoration where a 3 speed block is not available.

Regards Peter Brown, Lincolnshire, England