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Old 11-10-11, 09:28 PM
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SA 3 speed hub 'cleaner' ?

Just a quick question. My '71 Sports has a leather strap loosely hanging around my rear hub.

Is this factory ? Keeps the hub clean ?
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Probably not factory, and yeah, it's there to keep the hub from getting too googed up.
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In time the leather hub cleaner will accumulate road grit and wear the finish off the hub.
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Just a hub shiner. Store bought or homemade, they were popular accessories at the time.
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When I build wheels, I put a rubber band around the hub shell. The rubber band dangles and spins the way a hub shiner does, but it doesn't shine the hub. I put it there so that non-bike-nuts look and puzzle over how I got the rubber band on the hub.
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Originally Posted by Velognome
In time the leather hub cleaner will accumulate road grit and wear the finish off the hub.
It is best to remove it it seems . Ill keep it in a baggie. :-)
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Originally Posted by neondave
It is best to remove it it seems . Ill keep it in a baggie. :-)
No, Ill just trash it
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Originally Posted by noglider
When I build wheels, I put a rubber band around the hub shell. The rubber band dangles and spins the way a hub shiner does, but it doesn't shine the hub. I put it there so that non-bike-nuts look and puzzle over how I got the rubber band on the hub.
Now that's genius.
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Originally Posted by noglider
When I build wheels, I put a rubber band around the hub shell. The rubber band dangles and spins the way a hub shiner does, but it doesn't shine the hub. I put it there so that non-bike-nuts look and puzzle over how I got the rubber band on the hub.
The best shiners were always put on that way. Like Friendship bracelets; they stayed there till they rotted and fell off. Bad luck to cut one off but if it has a snap it must be removed immediately; it is an impostor.
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