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Old 07-02-06, 05:18 PM
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Very useful info, thanks. My Fuji Bedford has the first hub pictured (stylized 3S logo) and my impression of the age from the remainder of the bike was late '70s. Now I'll have to run down the serial number to learn the truth.

Do you happen to know if any of the newest series Shimano hubs had an oiling cap? Just wondering if there might have been a transitional period. Or perhaps the housing of the newest hub was designed to never lose oil, and therefore never need replenishing?
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