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For the love of WINGNUTS!

Old 08-02-10, 12:13 PM
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For the love of WINGNUTS!

Let's talk about wingnuts.

I love wingnuts.

Why don't see see axle wingnuts anymore?

Do you have pictures of your wingnut-equipped hub? POST 'EM!

Do you know where wingnuts can still be bought/had online or in your LBS? POST IT!

Personally, I'd love to get some more wingnuts. I have a set for really skinny, crummy front axles and that's it. But I still love them.

So, let's talk about the C&V glory that is the wingnut. Becase they're darned cool, IMO.

What's your opinion?
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Old 08-02-10, 12:28 PM
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My opinion is that they're awesome looking. I'd like to have a nice set for my faux constructeur bike.
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Old 08-02-10, 12:38 PM
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I used them on my first tenspeed, a Raleigh Record. Good on the front wheel, but I had a hard time getting the back wheel tight enough. It would shift in the dropouts, and then the tire would rub the frame. I found it was easier to just carry a dumbell wrench.
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Old 08-02-10, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I used them on my first tenspeed, a Raleigh Record. Good on the front wheel, but I had a hard time getting the back wheel tight enough. It would shift in the dropouts, and then the tire would rub the frame. I found it was easier to just carry a dumbell wrench.
Which would explain why the constructeurs (Herse, Singer, et al) used vertical dropouts. Well, that and the whole fender line issue.

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Wing nuts are cool.
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Aren't they designed to cut the spokes and tires and ankles of your competition?

Oh, that was on those chariots...

Ricohman, that is the coolest disc, worth keeping on for sure.
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Old 08-02-10, 01:26 PM
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Wing nuts are cool.
Least dorky dork disk ever.
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Old 08-02-10, 01:33 PM
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From my '62 UO-8.

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I believe I read that VO will be bringing some art-deco looking CNC wingnuts to market soon.
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Old 08-02-10, 02:02 PM
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From my '50 Raleigh Clubman:





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Old 08-02-10, 02:06 PM
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I have a box full of front wingnuts and 1 rear one. It would be nice to find a supply of rear ones.
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Need wingnuts? Just surf over to Politics and Religion.
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I love wingnuts, I have a bag of them I scavenged from the LBS I need to photograph.

And my 70's Peugeot PL-8 has em too.
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Luv' em. Have a beautiful GB set for a SA hub, very light. Hope to find a pair for the front wheel someday.
Also have a pair of no name steel nuts which will probably find a home on my UO-9.
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Old 08-02-10, 02:53 PM
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Someone must have loved the ones on my wife's bike since we came out one evening and found that they had all been taken. The thief didn't take the wheels or anything else - just the wingnuts. And this was back when they were still common.
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Someone must have loved the ones on my wife's bike since we came out one evening and found that they had all been taken. The thief didn't take the wheels or anything else - just the wingnuts. And this was back when they were still common.
I suspect he/she was going to steal the wheels and got spooked.
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Love wingnuts! GBs, Raleighs and CCM's. The generic English pair are precisely made. The large single wingy is from a very early track hub with an italian lockring... love to trade the farm for a match.
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Huret Luxe wingnuts on 1962 vintage "Normandy" high flange hubs.





Sugino wingnuts on a Sturmey Archer high flange front hub.



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From a late 50s Cinelli Model B. I have 2 other bikes with them, but they are not picture worthy yet.







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Nlerner, what kind of front hub is that on your clubman?
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Looks like a BH Airlite or Continental?
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I like them, but I only have fronts also.
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The best thing about wingnuts is they gave us Campagnolo.

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Looks like a BH Airlite or Continental?
It's a Bayliss Wiley.

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