[CR] For Sale ... BW unit hub, ...

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Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 20:05:31 -0400
From: "Harvey Sachs" <hmsachs@verizon.net>
To: <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] For Sale ... BW unit hub, ...

Hilary Stone offered for sale at least one very striking item:

BAYLISS WILEY 4-SPEED UNIT HUB Part NOS 40H includes a complete set of 4 3/32 15-17-19-21T sprockets - these were really quite popular in the UK in the 1950s but most are 3 speed 1/8in; 4spds are rare and more useable. The rear hub is NOS; included is a spare used rear hub 45 GBP http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r77/hilarystone/Bayliss-Wiley-unit-rear-hub.jpg +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ With the benefit of 20:20 hindsight, isn't that a beauty? Just like a modern "free-hub," it gets the bearing outboard on the right, where it should be for proper support. If only they'd thought about the issues of stacking up 4 threaded cogs, one after another, instead of a spline system. So close, and yet so far.

Your mileage may vary, and I like my Bayliss-Wiley unit bottom bracket!

harvey sachs
mcLean va