Re: [CR] Phil Wood Hubs ... past & present

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:17:23 -0700
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To: Eugene Powell <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Phil Wood Hubs ... past & present

The Phil hubs (with center barrells) that look like stainless are nickel plated. I was told that many years ago by a company representative.

The new axles will not fit the old hubs.

Chuck Hoefer Vista, California USA

________________________________ From: Eugene Powell <> Cc: Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 12:10:05 PM Subject: Re: [CR] Phil Wood Hubs ... past & present

Some data points and a question.................

I've seen the chrome barrel hubs (1st generation?) both pressed and threaded (generation 1.2?)

Were the 2nd generation barrels stainless or nickel plated? I've been told both and would love an authoritative source to chime in.

Bullseye hasn't changed their product line since the '70s, but I'm not sure what or how much is in production. When last I spoke with them they were churning through a warehouse full of existing inventory.

Gene Powell Rad Finishes Portland, Oregon USA

On Oct 19, 2009, at 8:45 AM, Amir Avitzur wrote:
> Have Phil Wood hubs changed significantly over the years ... or are the
> designs stable?
> Are Phil's current sealed bearings, axles, etc. interchangeable with 70's
> hubs?
> Are there any other currently manufactured, but unchanged, parts that go
> back to the 70's or more?
>  (Panaracers, SR Stems, TA cranks & rings,
>  Brooks Saddles, Dia Compe Brakes, Mavics,  Kool Stops, Silca & Zefal
> Pumps...)
> Amir Avitzur
> Ramat-Gan, Israel