Classic & Vintage - ofmega hubs..questions
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09-11-07, 06:45 AM
HI , i have several ofmega mundial 32 hole threaded cassette hubs, maybe from 1987 ?
they dont have any markings on them ( center of hub ) but they Italian made , that much i know .
anyone have any info on these and what they might be worth , or the quality of the hubs ??
they are brand new in the boxes ..
ill load up pictures as soon as i am home ..
thanks in advance ..
09-11-07, 06:51 AM
As far as I know Ofmega hubs are of nice quality, but not particularly valuable. I've never seen Ofmega cassette hubs, and I couldn't guess what cassette system they would use. Probably an extinct one, and that won't help the value of he rear hub any if it's hard to get cassettes for it.
09-11-07, 07:19 AM
hi mattface .
thanks for the info..
http://www.chainspinners.org/forumPICTS/Ofmega Mundial (2).JPG
http://www.chainspinners.org/forumPICTS/Ofmega Mundial (3).JPG
sorry for the high resolution . but6 i dont really have time at the moment to change the pictures .
thanks for the help .
09-11-07, 07:28 AM
I didn't see a picture of a rear hub... Just a front hub, and 2 pics of a box.
09-11-07, 07:33 AM
Just to be clear on the terminology: those hubs take a threaded freewheel, not a 'cassette' in the modern usage. In your last picture, on the right hand side of the box, it shows that these hubs were made to work with a 5, 6, or 7 speed freewheel which could either be 'english' (ISO, by far the most common) or 'french' threaded. The box also shows that the hubs were made in various levels of quality (or maybe just finish), which I am not familiar with. For some reason, none of the boxes appear to be checked in the photo.
They are probably pretty good hubs, not quite up to Campy level.
I have read elsewhere that Ofmega is the old Magistroni, a manufacturer of decent mid-grade components in the 1960s. My 1981 Bianchi came with low-flange Ofmega hubs with Campagnolo-style oil fittings. The hubs, which currently grace Capo #1, fool lots of folks, because they do past for Campagnolo except under close scrutiny.
09-11-07, 08:28 AM
yep ill put up more pictures of the hubs later on ..
Mundial is ticke on some of the boxes and i know they are all the same ..
ok sorry about the "cassette" terminology ..freewheel is what i meant .
ill get more picture of them and make this proper later on ..
thanks so far for all your help ..
Cheers T .
PS i like the way they roll , i have a pair laced up on some Mavic ma3 rims
09-11-07, 08:37 AM
OK Freewheels are a wholre 'nother story, because even thought they are "obsolete" they are still made and readily available making freewheel hubs much more useful than old 6 speed cassette hubs.
09-11-07, 09:57 AM
here are a few other parts i have as well .
1'' threaded headsets
118 bottom brackets ..
rear hub pictures coming tomorrow evening ..
09-11-07, 10:23 AM
OOOh nice looking BBs are those Headsets the ones with tapered roller bearings? I love those.
09-11-07, 12:02 PM
YES they are . and the special cups . i cannot remember the material . like a noepreen / plastic kevlar . oh sh it what am i saying now .. i cant remember the material ..
needle roller thrust bearings .. L O L
they are nice --- very light and roll perfect . im going to pop on a set on the Peugeot this weekend :)
Ps these parts + more are going to be up for sale very soon ,
we are cleaning out the attic .
Peugeot stems / Phillipe as well . 100 , 110 120
Cinelli Stems , maybe 2 of them ..
Mavic ma3 rims
NOrmany hubs 700 Competition . 3 sets i think
Ofmega hubs ..as you saw in the boxes . i think there are 5 sets ..
Huret / front + rear deraillures .. <-- the nice 1's
Campagnolo front deraillures ( early 70's )
Mafac stuff .
Ahh now i am going on and on ..
i dont know what is all there -- there is stuff all over the place in different boxes and so on , it could take ages to find it all .. There are decals as well . when we get it all together -ill be posting . but its not going to be very soon as we have alot of **** to go thru --
03-19-08, 12:54 PM
I also thinK I have Ofmega hubs on my Torelli 1908's steel bike. They appear unmarked, but quick release are Ofmega (and headset on bike and cranks). Any idea how to tell if Ofmega if unmarked? regards
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