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Old 08-26-20, 12:59 AM
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Authentic Phil Wood hub?

I've been eyeing Phils for a long time, and I spotted this front hub recently. It's $50, but that sticker is putting me off, as if the seller might be hiding something. For people that have owned vintage Phils, does this look like the real deal or should I just move along? I haven't contacted the seller yet for more photos.
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Old 08-26-20, 02:00 AM
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Is that a photoshopped sticker?
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Old 08-26-20, 02:04 AM
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It's legit: VeloBase.com - Component: Phil Wood 3-Piece Track Hubs Double Fixed

I think the early Phil hubs with the chromed center didn't have the engraved 'Phil' logo: Vintage Phil Wood hub question
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I agree, it's the real deal.

My understanding is that first generation Phil hubs had a chromed center section (as in the photo).
The one I have(identical to the photo) has the typical, red paint "Phil" scripted logo.

Sticker is a distraction.

The second generation were polished, again with the scripted "Phil" logo.


$50 is a great price for this piece.
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Wow, thanks for the replies! Guess I'll be snagging this one.
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Yeah likely the original red "Phil" script had worn off and the owner thought, "I know, I'll put this Phil sticker on it!".

I have a hub like that. The chrome keeps the red paint from sticking well.
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