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Did joytech make high end hubs back in the 80s/early90s?

Old 02-28-16, 10:52 PM
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Did joytech make high end hubs back in the 80s/early90s?

I am in the process of overhauling an early 90s Univega stepthru hybrid for a relative and just finished tearing down the hubs and building them back up.

They are joytech 'sealed bearing' hubs. Sealed in that there is a little aluminum and rubber cap covering everything...hardly sealed as in a cartridge.

Anyways, they are presumably lower end since they are on an entry level bike, but they tore apart and went together really easily. Adjustments and all were much easier compared to many other hubs from 25-40 years ago that ive worked on.

I started thinking back and cant remember working on joytech hubs that were on a bike higher than mid level in a company's lineup.

I know joytech makes some high end hubs now, but were they spec'd on higher level bikes back in the 80s?
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Joytech were decent OEM hubs back then, I don't remember anything with even a fancy finish on it. Even their old hubs had decent bearings though.
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