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Which vintage 130mm cassette hubs to look out for?

Old 10-27-17, 12:34 PM
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Which vintage 130mm cassette hubs to look out for?

For my older bikes, I am perfectly comfortable shopping around for freewheel hubs -- I know good brands and models, compatibility, etc. Now that I am thinking of a possible upgrade to cassette and 130mm spaced hub for at least one bike, I find that I have no idea what to look for.

Working backwards, it looks like I would be happy with silver Shimano 105 hubs, buying brand new. I should be able to use anything from an 8- to 11-speed cassette with the right spacers and chain. But what if I think these new hubs are too expensive for a budget build (at close to $100 for the matching pair)? What are some good 130mm cassette hubs that would give that level of versatility, and would help me keep to a budget if I found them used? Does that exist? Am I limited to Shimano and Campy on the used market? Which models? Just not sure where to start...

Many thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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Old 10-27-17, 12:55 PM
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Hmm, vintage cassette hubs were 126mm OLD so you are SOL...

There hasn't really been any great change or advancement since 130 road hubs came into fashion in the 90s. I would just buy new unless you find a deal on something older and interesting.
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Old 10-27-17, 01:12 PM
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You know, I found this thread and realize I was being a bit lazy. I didn't know this info was already there. Carry on, everyone... Many thanks...

freehub size?
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