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Old 04-12-12, 08:44 AM   #1
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can you ID this hub ??

this hub has no markings on it .. its copper and black colored .8 speed freehub ... laced to a DH19 rim .. but i doubt that matters

any ideas who makes this hub ??

just curious
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Old 04-12-12, 09:05 AM   #2
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Generic (probably Formula?) hub. I had a hub like that laced to an Alex DA-16 rim. The wheel was heavy but at least the freehub body was steel so it wouldn't get torn up by the cassette.
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Most likely:

Quando / Kun Teng / Q-Lai


Could be:

Formula


Slight Possiblity:

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Look for pairs or triplets of letters and numbers stamped into a flange or a trough of the freehub...if they are there, then it's Formula or Quando/KT/Q-Lai...

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Most likely:

Quando / Kun Teng / Q-Lai

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Formula

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Look for pairs or triplets of letters and numbers stamped into a flange or a trough of the freehub...if they are there, then it's Formula or Quando/KT/Q-Lai...

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Ditto to all of the above. It's a good bet that it was made in China or Taiwan, but after that, who knows? It was probably black originally, but the color has faded to copper over time.

Whatever. It's too cheap to work with anyway. A decent used hub might cost $10 at a local recycled-bikes place.
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Wow, its amazing how you guys here can id something so diverse, how long have you guys been riding? jw
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It's too cheap to work with anyway. A decent used hub might cost $10 at a local recycled-bikes place.
It looks kinda cheap on the NDS side, but that looks like an ally cassette body.

But yeah, if you want a quality rear hub, anything half-decent by Shimano from the last 20 years (except for that one Dura-Ace experiment) is better than everyone else's attempt at a freehub IMO.
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Wow, its amazing how you guys here can id something so diverse, how long have you guys been riding? jw
Been *riding* since my Sting-Ray days in the early '70's. Worked on my own bikes enough to get asked to work at the local bike shop. Then I read everything I could get my hands on, and played with stuff when the boss wasn't looking. I've worked on everything from Murrays to Colnagos... and some truly weird stuff, too. I like weird stuff.
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1. Being an importer with lots of catalogs has its advantages...
2. Building 300+ wheels per year and maintaining http://www.mrrabbit.net/wheelsbyflemingapplications.php with a spreadsheet based spoke length calculator also has its advantages...

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