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When did high flange hubs first appear?

Old 03-12-13, 01:37 PM
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When did high flange hubs first appear?

I've got a 30s Raleigh road bike, which I want to lighten up with a pair of alloy wheels. However, the only pair I can find in the correct size have high flange hubs. Would these be out of place on such an old bike? Thanks all!
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What are the hubs ?
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Old 03-12-13, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
What are the hubs ?
Early Normandy hubs, apparently:

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Old 03-12-13, 08:42 PM
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Also, for reference, this is the bike:

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I don't know, but since no one seems to be responding, and at the risk of being wrong, I'll venture a guess:
I think it was a sixties-thing. (At least I don't see them in 50's catalogs.)
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High flanges appear WAY back on racing/track bikes. I am seeing bikes from the 20's-30's with high flanges.
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I think they appear in the 20's/ 30's Bacon slicers were popular as but also drilled flanges. Check out some of the bikes on classic Lightweights UK, like this '37 CB
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Originally Posted by RubberLegs
High flanges appear WAY back on racing/track bikes. I am seeing bikes from the 20's-30's with high flanges.
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I think they appear in the 20's/ 30's Bacon slicers were popular as but also drilled flanges. Check out some of the bikes on classic Lightweights UK, like this '37 CB
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Before 1938 for sure.

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Pretty sure you'd have a tough time lacing up a penny farthing wheel without a high flange.
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Thanks for the advice guys! I'm now pretty torn - I can either spend around 90 on that pair of wheels, or 80 on gettting a wheel built up around this hub I've found online:



Think I'll be going with the high flange pair
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