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Old 06-22-10, 08:46 PM
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Sheldon on Sora hubs

Somewhere in Sheldon's extensive writings, he comments on the Sora hubs, to the effect that they are the greatest bargain, really wonderful, etc.

I have just come across a supply of these hubs at a good price, but I want to reread Sheldon's comments before I buy.

Naturally now I cannot find where he talks about these hubs. Does anybody remember, know where I can find this?

Hell, it might have been Tiagra--that's why I want to double-check! Thanks.
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Haha--I never thought to look on BF, just Sheldon's site--Thank you!
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If you get them, would you mind taking side shots of the hubs?
I just want to know if they have modern dust caps, or a simple rubber seal like in the exage/600 days.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
If you get them, would you mind taking side shots of the hubs?
I just want to know if they have modern dust caps, or a simple rubber seal like in the exage/600 days.
Here is link: http://www.bicyclehero.com/us/shiman...e-bicycle.html

You can contact the vendor--they are quick to reply and can answer your question.
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If you get them, would you mind taking side shots of the hubs?
I just want to know if they have modern dust caps, or a simple rubber seal like in the exage/600 days.
Modern dust caps:

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Shipping kills deal.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Modern dust caps:

what about the rear?
particularly the drive side.
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Shipping kills deal.
Like $42.50 total per set front and rear--that's a lot better than anything else I've seen--but they require paypal, which really gouges you on overseas buys--so it's killed for me, too.
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I bought a Shimano XTR rear hub from JensenUSA (outlet sale) for $25, and 105 crankset for $22.

The msrp for the rear hub is around $28. So $18 +$8 ship is $26.
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Tiagra is the lowest level Shimano road hub with the triple labyrinth seals that are used in the high end hubs.
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