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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The hubs almost definitely are not Shimano, since if they were Felt would state that clearly (selling point) on the site. I notice they also don't brand the rims, so I suspect both hubs and rims are a generic OEM grade of a quality roughly matching the rest of the bike.
So the site isn't clear whether these hubs have cartridge or cup/cone bearings. Sometimes you can get some clues just by looking. If the short ends of the axles sticking out within the dropout slot (5mm or so beyond the "locknut face) are threaded, that favors cup/cone bearings.
OTOH, on many cartridge bearing hubs, the bearing is visible from the outside. Look for the steel rim of the outer race (about 35mm dia.)
Neither clue is 100% certain for which type bearing is there, but it's a very good clue.
BTW- if Santa was good to you today, remember that one shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. Just get out and ride this if weather permits. Being winter, good riding days are a special opportunity.
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