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Old 03-21-14, 04:29 PM   #1
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28H year?

I'm trying to make my new vintage frame build period-correct. Does anyone happen to know which year 28H wheels came into the picture? Mine are 700c.
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I'm trying to make my new vintage frame build period-correct.
The C&V Forum may be more appropriate, try re-posting there.

What "new" vintage frameset precisely are you referring to?
Pics & serial numbers are required for accuracy.

What "period" are you attempting to be "correct" to, pre-1940?
Road or track?
Front/Rear/Both?
700C tubulars/clinchers?

Be specific, post clear close-up pics from as many angles as possible & include accurate barometric pressure.

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What's "correct" probably depends on your specific bike. Alf Engers was using 24H wheels in the 1970s, for what that's worth.
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Smaller wheels , need fewer spokes .. my Bromptons have both had 28 spoke rear wheels ..

older one had a 20 spoke front.


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Does anyone happen to know which year 28H wheels came into the picture?
what picture, I dont see any thing pictured ?, post those pictures ..
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i'm sure you'll get numbers that are all over the place.

why not emulate me? i know i started in 1995, and nobody can legitimately deny it!
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From what I've read so far, it appears safe-to-say that I should probably stick with 32H, since my F.H. Grubb is reportedly from the 1950's.
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Bob, by "...the picture", I meant "the cycling scene, in either U.S or Europe".
If you weren't joking, and are looking for pictures, you can see the frame-in-
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Bob, by "...the picture", I meant "the cycling scene, in either U.S or Europe".
If you weren't joking, and are looking for pictures, you can see the frame-in-
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While 28h rims have been available for over half a century at least, they didn't become common on the road until the mid90s or so. Your Grubb would probably have been built with "British standard" wheels: 32h front and 40h rear, as this was standard practice until the early 70s.
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Thanks, JohnD. Wow. I had not heard of 40H wheels before! That is the information I was looking for. (I was hoping to use some of my unused 28H wheels). I'll have to get a new set-up, so as not to arouse the enmity of the traditionalists.
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SA 3 speed IGH were common .. sensibly weight bias 40/60 get reflected in the spoke count..
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