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Old 02-10-19, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
I did exactly that. Disassembled the hub, chucked it in a lathe, cut off the disc tabs, polished, and reassembled. I didn't respace it to 130mm OLD, which the OP requested. It lives on my wife's Gold Rush recumbent.

Nicely done!
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Old 02-10-19, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Salamandrine View Post
The VO hubs I have not built up yet. These were supposed to be for my heavy duty touring wheels, the ones I have yet to need. (Still waiting to have time for that 2 week tour... )The disassembly feature is pretty clever and functional, though probably not as necessary as it once was, since spokes are better and rarely break. Generally, the quality and finish doesn't look as nice as the T11 hubs. You get what you pay for. The cassette body is steel instead of titanium, IMO a better choice than aluminum. The front hub is a conventional type rather than an oversized axle type, and seems a bit cheaply made for the price. Not a concern for you. Obviously I can't speak to how they hold up in the rain. I suspect if they are oiled up with Tenacious oil to start with, and the pawls are kept lubricated at reasonably intervals, they should hold up OK.
I bought a hi/low rear when VO was blowing them out. I'd agree with the spoke assessment. I've been riding in the rain with mine this winter, I should dissassemble mine and see what it looks like, probably drop some Tenacous oil in it (thanks for the tip). The one small advantage is that I rinko'ed the bike, and removing the freehub made fitting into a Trico Ironcase a bit easier.
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I forgot about Alto hubs. Relatively new US company. Their rep came by to a shop I was working in a couple of years ago to show off the hi-lo. A cool $388 for the rear hub.

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This is an excellent thread! Now we just need sound files to be associated with each hub so we can see compare sound levels...

And how about Curtis Odom hubs?

Image pilfered from the retrogrouch post on Curtis Odom.
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Old 02-10-19, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
I bit the bullet on my end, found the SUNxcd hub for £105/$135/€120 shipped Edit: seems like I got the last one.
Dang, I've been holding off on pulling the trigger. I'll be looking for the report!
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Old 02-11-19, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
I forgot about Alto hubs. Relatively new US company. Their rep came by to a shop I was working in a couple of years ago to show off the hi-lo. A cool $388 for the rear hub.
Definitely a cool hub and even available in silver and a number of other colors. Probably would look great on a C&V frame with carbon wheels.

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This is an excellent thread! Now we just need sound files to be associated with each hub so we can see compare sound levels...
And how about Curtis Odom hubs?

Image pilfered from the retrogrouch post on Curtis Odom.
I'm up for it. I can probably make a short video once I build my wheel.
I have seen Curtis Odom hubs but last time I checked their website wasn't online anymore.

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Dang, I've been holding off on pulling the trigger. I'll be looking for the report!
Sorry. I get impulsive during late night shopping. I'll do a short review (and post some measurements) once I have built it into a wheel.
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Old 02-12-19, 04:45 PM
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For those of you unfamiliar with the fabulous Electra Ticino HF "Sheriff Star" hubs.


Shimano 8+spd cassette


An upgrade is sealed cartridge bearings


They came is this beautiful tin 'lunchbox'
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Beautiful hubs @Bianchigirll thanks for taking the time to make those pictures.
They look brand new too, did you never use them?
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
Dang, I've been holding off on pulling the trigger. I'll be looking for the report!
Seems like they are available again, the price has just been bumped up to €146.78 again. Quite a few SunXcd prodcuts on their site are available again.
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Beautiful hubs @Bianchigirll thanks for taking the time to make those pictures.
They look brand new too, did you never use them?
No I never used these, other than to be pretty tchotchkes sitting on my bookshelf. I do have a pair of Electra wheels with these though.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
No I never used these, other than to be pretty tchotchkes sitting on my bookshelf. I do have a pair of Electra wheels with these though.
While I appreciate the value of keeping really pretty bike parts unsullied by road grime, what you said kinda reminded me of this:
This 1-of-6, Zero-Mile, Street-Legal Schuppan Porsche 962CR Is Basically Priceless - The Drive

I have a set of Campy C-Record "Sheriff's Star" hubs, but they're been ridden. Maybe 100 miles, but they've been used.
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Originally Posted by JaccoW View Post
Seems like they are available again, the price has just been bumped up to €146.78 again. Quite a few SunXcd prodcuts on their site are available again.
Took action - Velo Duo sold it to me for 110.16 GBP, including shipping.
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No I never used these, other than to be pretty tchotchkes sitting on my bookshelf. I do have a pair of Electra wheels with these though.
Well, if you ever get tired of them... I promise to keep them polished!
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Took action - Velo Duo sold it to me for 110.16 GBP, including shipping.

That's a nice deal! Let us know what you think.

I received mine last week and I'm currently waiting for parts. In the meantime I used a tapping screw to put some M6 threading in the end caps so you can put in a bolt and push it right off with the QR-skewer from the other side.
This should also work pretty well if I ever have to replace a drive side spoke.

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...In the meantime I a tapping screw to put some M6 threading in the caps and but putting in a bolt and pushing with the QR-skewer from the other side they popped right off.
Huh??
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I get that you were talking about servicing the hubs, I just think your description needs some editing. But then I guess a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words.

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...In the meantime I used a tapping screw to put some M6 threading in the caps and by putting in a bolt and pushing with the QR-skewer from the other side they popped right off.

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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
I get that you were talking about servicing the hubs, I just think your description needs some editing. But then I guess a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words.
Yeah, I think I dropped a word or two somewhere.
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