Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Are you sure you don't mean an fh-RM40 hub? Usually Shimano hub numbers begin fh for freehub.
If you want parts for an old fh-rm40 hub, your best bet is the junk (used parts) bin of the local dealer. Tons of these were sold, and large numbers in totaled wheels. Most old school mechanics would cut the hubs out of a trashed wheel in case they needed the freehub or something, so there's a decent that an old school shop, or bike co-op can find you one (or let you mine the box yourself) and you can salvage the cover out of it.
BTW- just because it's a salvage job, don't expect it for free. If you're not a regular customer the typical price is 2 beers. Regular customers get a discount and need only pony up one beer.
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