[CR]Reason for slotted hubs

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 06:48:44 -0800 (PST)
From: "Tom Dalton" <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Reason for slotted hubs

Bruce Thomson wrote:

Folks does any one understand the reasoning behind cutting a slot through the central part of a hub? Why would this be useful or appropriate? A person told me that this method was popular in the 1960s, .....perhaps, but so was LSD. It might be that the same person was used to both. Here is the link to the photos

http://community.webshots.com/album/562385956bbvcBP

Bruce Thomson Spokane WA 99204

Bruce,

I'll say first that I've never seen this mod, but it looks to me like nothing more than a lightening trick. I can't see any other benefit, and I'm using the notion of benefit pretty loosely to begin with. To me the biggest advantage here is that it might be cool to look down and see your axles as that slot rolls across. I assume the paint to to add to the fun. Did you say LSD? Well these look like early 80's hubs to me (based on QRs, black oxide axles, etc) but there was still plenty of LSD around in the 80's.

Tom Dalton Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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