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    Sheldon on Sora hubs

    Somewhere in Sheldon's extensive writings, he comments on the Sora hubs, to the effect that they are the greatest bargain, really wonderful, etc.

    I have just come across a supply of these hubs at a good price, but I want to reread Sheldon's comments before I buy.

    Naturally now I cannot find where he talks about these hubs. Does anybody remember, know where I can find this?

    Hell, it might have been Tiagra--that's why I want to double-check! Thanks.

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    Haha--I never thought to look on BF, just Sheldon's site--Thank you!

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    If you get them, would you mind taking side shots of the hubs?
    I just want to know if they have modern dust caps, or a simple rubber seal like in the exage/600 days.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    If you get them, would you mind taking side shots of the hubs?
    I just want to know if they have modern dust caps, or a simple rubber seal like in the exage/600 days.
    Here is link: http://www.bicyclehero.com/us/shiman...e-bicycle.html

    You can contact the vendor--they are quick to reply and can answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    If you get them, would you mind taking side shots of the hubs?
    I just want to know if they have modern dust caps, or a simple rubber seal like in the exage/600 days.
    Modern dust caps:

    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Shipping kills deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Modern dust caps:

    what about the rear?
    particularly the drive side.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by furballi View Post
    Shipping kills deal.
    Like $42.50 total per set front and rear--that's a lot better than anything else I've seen--but they require paypal, which really gouges you on overseas buys--so it's killed for me, too.

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    I bought a Shimano XTR rear hub from JensenUSA (outlet sale) for $25, and 105 crankset for $22.

    The msrp for the rear hub is around $28. So $18 +$8 ship is $26.

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    Tiagra is the lowest level Shimano road hub with the triple labyrinth seals that are used in the high end hubs.
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