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    Lightest C&V 32h hubs - school me

    Title says all. Looking for something to build that Paramount with that's light and will work with the 380g Saavedra semi-aero clincher rim (only have one; on the hunt for a second) I've chosen:



    Hi-E and American Classic hubs come to mind, but I'd like to hear your opinions.

    FYI, the Paramount is 130 in the rear, and I'd like to keep it there.

    -Kurt

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    When I read the title my first thought was Hi-E, but it's already crossed your mind. If you could find a pair of Hi-E hubs, that would be too cool! Klein used Hi-E hubs AND
    Huret Jubilee R. Mech on his high end builds back in the late 70s early 80s, made for serious bike lust....

    Cheers,
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    What year Paramount? Are you seeking high flange or low? How many speeds on the back?

    I love my 121mm Dura Ace hubs on my 1974 Paramount, but this may not be what you are looking for;



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    Edco's are nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    What year Paramount? Are you seeking high flange or low? How many speeds on the back?
    1998/9 853 "Match" Schwinn Paramount 60th Anniversary. 130 spacing in back, but I'll be using a 6-speed Everest freewheel.

    I hope to put together something under the 18 pound mark, though completely functional as a daily driver.

    Quote Originally Posted by clubman View Post
    Edco's are nice...
    One name I forgot about - thanks. One of the local fellows might even have a set...

    -Kurt

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    I'm a fool - I've been holding onto a set of silver Miche Competitions; according to Velobase, they're quite light for being relatively inexpensive:

    http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...m=110&AbsPos=1

    -Kurt

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    Low flange SR/NR w/ Ti axles, ceramic bearings and TI/alloy skewers.....like mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
    Low flange SR/NR w/ Ti axles, ceramic bearings and TI/alloy skewers.....like mine.
    Don't want to tear up the Pro Mark V for it

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    Building for yourself or someone else?

    Sometimes a sub 18 lb bike is not the wisest for a bigger rider.
    Myself.

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    Didn't Assos once make some super light hubs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    Light rims/spokes make more of a difference than light hubs.
    The effects of rotational weight; of course. Nevertheless, seeing that I'm using clinchers, any weight saved is a plus.

    I intend to use a 28h rim up front, and use my existing 32h in the rear, FYI.

    -Kurt

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    OMAS hubs with the Ti axles are nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
    OMAS hubs with the Ti axles are nice.
    Did they have any axle failures like Campagnolo though?

    -Kurt

    P.S.: Saw a frameset of your namesake at one of the LBS's recently. Purple w/chrome fork, channeled tubing. Very, very nice.

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    Check out Weyless hubs. Probably not as light as Hi-E though.

    nice lugs baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I'm a fool - I've been holding onto a set of silver Miche Competitions; according to Velobase, they're quite light for being relatively inexpensive:

    http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...m=110&AbsPos=1

    -Kurt
    .

    Was going to say, the Miche Competition Hubs are great. Found some on a Benotto that had been in a damp garage for around a decade. Still smooth as silk.

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    I was going to suggest the Weyless, too.

    I have been riding a pair of Miche Competition hubs for about 25 years. They're still doing well. If I ever overhauled them, it was only once. They're obviously designed after Campy Record hubs of the same period. Not the same quality, but MUCH less expensive and certainly serviceable.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Fat Guy View Post
    Light C&V wheels and clinchers is an exercise in futility, IMO. One step forward, two back.
    I'm trying to build something both light and sensible enough for regular use. Tubulars don't fit the bill, much as I'd use them if I were going for a lightweight build with no compromises.

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauze View Post
    .

    Was going to say, the Miche Competition Hubs are great. Found some on a Benotto that had been in a damp garage for around a decade. Still smooth as silk.
    I see a set of these on ebay right now for $58 BIN. http://cgi.ebay.com/MICHE-COMPETITIO...ht_3167wt_1149


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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    I see a set of these on ebay right now for $58 BIN.
    Those are the later Miche Competitions; the old ones look like clear-anodized Nuovo Record low-flange hubs.

    -Kurt

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    What does "no problems" mean?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    What does "no problems" mean?
    I imagine he hasn't had any flats recently.

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