At 12:33 PM 07/02/2008 -0500, Steve Birmingham wrote:
>Actually, it doesn't even have to keep the flanges indexed, it just needs to
>keep them spaced and paralell.
>The force isn't so much there, although keeping the flanges parallel during
>something like cornering might take
>a fair bit of strength.
>There was at least one off topic hub made with flanges that revolved
>independently around the body/axle.
>Someday I'll find one for may collection of oddities.
So does that mean there's absolutely nothing wrong with the low end 3-piece chromed steel hubs that used to be found on cheap department store bikes and roadsters? I've always hated the look of Phil Wood hubs because they looked just like replicas of the thick hubs on roadsters of the 1950s, except with aluminum flanges.