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    Is this hub safe?

    To build a wheel with? '73, double drilled. No cracks evident.

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    If you don't radial spoke it it should be. If I was building a wheel from it it I would lace it 4 cross. Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
    If you don't radial spoke it it should be. If I was building a wheel from it it I would lace it 4 cross. Roger
    I concur. I would not radial-spoke any vintage hub, for fear of cracking the flange.
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    +2. I sold a bike with the same hubs and clearly they were original to that bike, circa 1980 IIRC, and I was surprised at how good and true they were considering the age and dubious "drillium" treatment. I'd say have the spoke tension checked by a bona-fide expert since that would be crucial in getting a safe wheel with this hub, but that said...it can be done and has been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
    If you don't radial spoke it it should be. If I was building a wheel from it it I would lace it 4 cross. Roger
    If I used all of the spoke holes I would go 6 cross.

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    Schwinn sold Paramounts with hubs drilled like that at one point.

    As long as the extra holes are nicely chamfered with no sharp edges I would not worry about it (if you are an experianced wheelbuilder).

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    Possibly stupid question: which holes are for spokes? Is it obvious?
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