[CR] Advice on French hubs for vintage touring bike

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Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 06:10:34 -0700
From: Charlotte Bronte <j1847e@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Advice on French hubs for vintage touring bike

I'm hoping to find some sage advice here--not yet disappointed!--about French hubs for my retro-vintage touring bike I'm building. On the advice of this list, I've already procured a Stronglight crankset, a set of Simplex derailleurs, Mafac brakes and levers, and now am pondering hubs. I slso have a nice set of Mavic Module E clinchers awaiting a build. This is my first foray into the French parts, so my only point of comparison is Campy high flange, which I love.

Which French hubs will give me comparable performance and longevity: Maillard, Atom, Normandy, Maxi-Car, others?

Shining a penlight into the dark here, so any advice welcome.

Robert Aguirre Windsor, ON

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