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140 OLD Phil Wood

Old 05-30-23, 09:15 AM
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140 OLD Phil Wood

Was helping a homeless man out. He had an old motobecane with mismatched wheels. The rear was a 27 and I had no tires for that so he got what I had a tire for. A 700 wheel. I knew it was 40 spoke but thats all.
I get it home and clean the crust off and it's a super champion eyeletted rim and stainless spokes with a 140 OLD flip flop hub (track?)
140 is tandem? so it's a flip flop for a tandem or were there tack bikes that used 140 spacing?
It's got freewheel threading on both sides of the hub

EDIT: 48 spoke

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Other side is for a brake most likely.

https://bikerecyclery.com/nos-phil-w...-x-48h-silver/
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Originally Posted by dedhed
Other side is for a brake most likely.

https://bikerecyclery.com/nos-phil-w...-x-48h-silver/
Thank you for solving that mystery.
Now I can toss it into the scrap pile in clear conscience. It isn't anything special.
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
Thank you for solving that mystery.
Now I can toss it into the scrap pile in clear conscience. It isn't anything special.
If it's actually a 48h Phil Wood hub, you might want to pull and keep it. I don't think they are that common, and someone else might need/want it.

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Originally Posted by Hondo6
If it's actually a 48h Phil Wood hub, you might want to pull and keep it. I don't think they are that common, and someone else might need/want it.
Would be a terrific tandem hub again.
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund
Thank you for solving that mystery.
Now I can toss it into the scrap pile in clear conscience. It isn't anything special.
Phil Wood is always special. I would see if someone here is interested in it
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Originally Posted by Hondo6
If it's actually a 48h Phil Wood hub, you might want to pull and keep it. I don't think they are that common, and someone else might need/want it.
It's definitely Phil, and count 'em
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140 mm = older tandem OLD.

Left-side threading = attachment for Arai drum brake typically used on tandems.

Larger spoke count and Phil on shell = might want to see if others are interested.
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
140 mm = older tandem OLD.

Left-side threading = attachment for Arai drum brake typically used on tandems.

Larger spoke count and Phil on shell = might want to see if others are interested.
Drive side crust on the flange, the whole wheel was covered in that.

what's left of "Phil" on the hub.
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Rob hit me up, so It's going that way. I thought it was unwanted. lol.
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Originally Posted by RCMoeur
140 mm = older tandem OLD.

Left-side threading = attachment for Arai drum brake typically used on .
or, as a counter point….
a phil wood disc brake
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Originally Posted by dedhed
Phil Wood is always special.
Truth.
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