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Old 04-30-21, 12:00 PM
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Italian hub recommendations besides C

Im building a set of wheels for my ancient (1950s) Bianchi city bike and Im looking for hub recommendations. OLD is 115mm. Prefer period correct but Im open to BMX hubs. I dont want crazy branding on them. In fact, zero branding would be best unless theyre Italian.
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You could look for Gnutti hubs:

Gnutti Hubs
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Cidneo, Gnutti, F.B., W.A.
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I am waiting on a set of Gnutti high-flange, claimed NOS, from a source in the US, they were on ebay and I think there are still some. Somewhere around $60 the set.

If they are the same as the old ones they are replacing they'll be nice enough.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Cidneo, Gnutti, F.B., W.A.
I didnt think of FB. Good call. I havent heard of Cidneo. Must do research.

Thanks for the help all!
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Single speed freewheel?
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Originally Posted by RustyJames View Post
I havent heard of Cidneo.
You know they start with C, right?
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You know they start with C, right?

Cheeky devil...
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You may already know this, but city bike hubs differ from road hubs by having a groove between the freewheel threads and flange where road hubs have no groove. The groove is for a chain guard.

Hubs with groove.




Hubs without groove.

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You may already know this, but city bike hubs differ from road hubs by having a groove between the freewheel threads and flange where road hubs have no groove. The groove is for a chain guard.

Hubs with groove.




Hubs without groove.

I did not know so that nugget is enormously appreciated.

Im not real hip on new rims/spokes but aesthetically challenged old hubs. Ill keep searching and if nothing lands in my lap Ill re-evaluate.

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