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Old 03-03-05, 10:01 AM   #1
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miche competition rear hub

The same box that had the old dura ace brakes also had a Miche Competition rear hub in it. There was a 6 speed suntour freewheel threaded on it that I was able to remove.
Can anybody out there shed some light on this thing? It looks a lot like a Record hub.

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Old 03-03-05, 10:08 AM   #2
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Miche made sort of a mid-priced copy of the Campagnolo. They're decent hubs. You'll find some info doing a Miche search here: http://search.bikelist.org/ , as there was recently a thread 'bout 'em on the CR list.
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Can anybody out there shed some light on this thing? It looks a lot like a Record hub.
Thanks
Just recently I bought an NOS set of Miche Competition hubs on Ebay for 30 bucks. According to Tmar, the hubs were well made low-cost Campy substitutes. I have to agree with TheOtherGuy also, in that they're decent. I'm quite happy with mine. Now if I can just find a nice set of 20 year old 27" alloy rims I'll have a great wheelset for my Libertas frame that's just sitting in the corner all naked-like.
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I'm sitting here right now contemplating my Miche rear hub. I was just taking a breather after pulling the 6 speed Suntour freewheel.

Its a great hub. I'm building it up with a new rim in 700 and hope to squeeze another 25 years out of it (if I last that long)

You can interchange Campy Record bearing cones on these Miche's.
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Old 12-08-05, 11:49 AM   #5
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As far as I recall, the Miche brand was an Italian copy of Campy hubs. They were very well made, nice finish, and I don't recall ever having any wear and tear problems with them.
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so how did you get the freewheel off? I found a pair of avocet hubs with the freewheel still installed recently, just got lucky because the freewheel spun right off as soon as I put the tool to it. I've never successfully removed one that has been worked down tight...
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so how did you get the freewheel off? I found a pair of avocet hubs with the freewheel still installed recently, just got lucky because the freewheel spun right off as soon as I put the tool to it. I've never successfully removed one that has been worked down tight...
LOL! That was my fear too!

Thanks to forums like this, and Sheldon Brown's site, I knew to use the QR (with the spring removed from the freewheel side) to lightly afix the freewheel remover (a 2-prong Suntour remover from Parks).

I stuck the remover in my bench vice and cranked it like a steering wheel.

The freewheel broke free and I loosed the Qr and spun a little more. After that my freewheel was loose enough to use my wrench on the remover without the help of the QR to keep the removal tool from stripping anything.

I was so confident of failure that I was already planning on getting a new hub/freewheel. I doubt that the freewheel had been off inside the last 2 years.
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