I just bought a 1974 Schwinn Paramount track bike. It arrived with high flange Campy hubs front and rear, but the rear seems to be threaded for a 5 speed freewheel (120mm width). Whoever used the bike last outfitted the rear hub with a single speed freewheel (and no brakes on the bar???). The hubs have Campagnolo Record stamped into the metal and there is a little black clip on each hub, presumeably to cover the grease port. The flanges have a series of cutouts, but aren't the Record hubs that look like a sherriff's badge, also the finish on the alloy hubs looks a little dull and slightly rough at the flange cutouts...not like the newer highly polished stuff and not the result of oxidation, it is just how they were made. Both hubs are 36 hole, laced to Fiemme (sp?) alloy tubular rims with what appear to be stainless steel spokes.
Does anyone know of a place to determine the exact model and a ballpark value? I plan to sell these (probably on eBay) to help finance a new set of period-appropriate track wheels. I am new to this vintage restoration thing, so any information will be helpful. In particular I was wondering if I should only sell the rear wheel and then try to purchase a rear track wheel or hub that matches the front wheel that came with the bike...is that even possible...would the appropriate rear track hub match the high flange front road hub that I already have?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Last edited by BlindRobert; 08-25-04 at 10:18 AM.