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Early Nuke Proof Hubs? Included With Schwinn Paramount No Identification

Old 05-27-19, 07:21 PM
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Early Nuke Proof Hubs? Included With Schwinn Paramount No Identification

Got this wheelset included with a 70s Paramount Schwinn; I've got ZERO clue what they are.

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Old 05-27-19, 08:12 PM
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Weyless hubs. From the 70's. Sealed bearings. How do they spin?
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Very nice stuff, lucky you!

Weyless

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Very nice stuff, lucky you!

Weyless

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Spin Smooth; don't think they saw much use and stored well
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Look to have been stored near the clothes dryer vent.


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Spin Smooth; don't think they saw much use and stored well
Pics of the Pmount? or it didn't happen.
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I had a set of these hubs laced to Mavic Montlhery tubular rims and loved them and rode them for years. My memory is that they were the lightest hubs on the market but they were recommended for lighter riders. I never had any trouble with them, apart from one of the skewer levers/loops cracking.
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These have been on CL a while, they look cool, but too pricey.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/searc...yless&sort=rel
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+1, those are Weyless hubs. The QR levers are very distinctive. Weyless was a NYC established in the mid-1970s to market cycling accessories, components and clothing. Their first accessory was a set of rollers, introduced in 1974. They came to prominence in early 1975 when they arranged for Olympic and Pro cyclist Jack Simes, to make an attempt at the 24 hour roller record during the International Cycle Show in NYC. Simes surpassed the existing record only 11-1/2 hours into the ride and ending up raising the record by an astonishing 260 miles! Weyless exploited this accomplishment as a testament to the quality of their rollers, in an 1975 advertising campaign. Hints of pending components started appearing in the mid-1975 magazines with a "Move over Campy" campaign. The sealed cartridge bearing hubs first appeared in the centre page spread of the September 1975 issue of Bicycling magazine, in an advertisement debunking the "Campagnolo Myth".
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