[CR] FREJUS Hubs Revisited


Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet

From: Matthew 'Devotion' Bowne <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
To: CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:40:21 -0500
Subject: [CR] FREJUS Hubs Revisited


A few days back, I posted an inquiry as to who might have manufactured a pair of hubs I saw that were stamped "Frejus" on the barrel. They were quite lovely 1-piece alloy shells with "D" shaped cut-outs, sort of reminiscent of the first-gen Dura Ace high-flange hubs. Most Frejus bikes I have seen have been outfitted with either F.B. or Campy a bit later. I snapped some pics of the mystery hubs last evening, only to have them identified moments later by our own Steven Maasland. The hubs were manufactured by S.I.A.M.T., a Torino-based company (like Frejus) who mostly made motorcycle parts. The hubs date to the 1940's-50's. If anybody has any further info on either SIAMT or these hubs in particular, please share with The List. I have posted pics to my Wool Jersey Gallery at the link below:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Devotion/Frejus/

Lastly, I of course now have a burning in my heart and a hole in my life that can only be filled by owning a pair. If you dig some up and want them to have a happy, polished, re-packed home in sunny Brooklyn, you know who to look up...

Matthew Bowne
Brooklyn, New York