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Old 01-21-16, 11:00 PM
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Rather unique hub - value estimates? (Not For Sale)



Hi-E Hi-Lo track hub. I've never seen another one - anyone out there seen one?
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I found this on your hub; if you need a matching front hub it looks like may have one..or even a belt buckle MOMBAT: Hi-E History
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Originally Posted by onespeedbiker View Post
I found this on your hub; if you need a matching front hub it looks like may have one..or even a belt buckle MOMBAT: Hi-E History
Thanks!

Looks like Jeff is offering only road hubs for the rear. Those belt buckles are another uniquely Harlan design.
The belt is held in place only by friction against a round bar - no perforations in the belt except two screws holding the buckle on.
I have the fourth one that he made - I received it from his son, mow framed on the wall along with some others.

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Old 01-24-16, 11:29 AM
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Way back a competitor raced on a set. The front hub was a road hub with a special skewer, no lever, just wrench flats machined into the end cones.
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Don't ask Rich Hammond (aka Captian America) about the durability of Hi-E skewers.
It cost him a front fork on his G. Butler.
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No durability defense here! I was running a set of Hi-E wheels on a Masi I had around 1977, and the rear wheel pulled out of the dropouts on a steep climb.
The wheel came up beneath my BB and balanced there for a split second - until the Hi-E rim gave way and I ended up with a Pac-Man-shaped wheel.

After that I ran only the nutted version of the skewers - no more "slow-release" for me.
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