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Not sure about selecting a hub set

Old 11-09-08, 12:07 PM
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Not sure about selecting a hub set

While trying to decide which hub set to buy, how do you decide about the type of threads on the rear hub? I use to think that anything from Europe would be metric but I don't think that applies when choosing a set of hubs for building a vintage Schwinn 1974 LE TOUR. The only thing I know for sure is, I would like to put it back together, not necessarily with the same identical brand components but I do want something that's fairly easy to find parts for. I do want vintage parts and I really like the high flange Campy or the Normandy hubs with quick release. What the deal with French threads and Italian threads when it comes to hub sets? Is it true English threaded free wheeler can be used on an Italian hub?

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short answer to last question: yes.
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