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Old 11-12-14, 09:56 PM
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I like my Miche hubs, but I have the chance to get aset of Campagnolo Nuovo tipo, any

Differences, which ones would you go for? Where were the nuovo tipos in the hierarchy of Campagnolo?
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Keep the Miche hubs, I like mine too, but the Campagnolo skewers are superior in finish and durability.

Tipos were second tier to Record (Nuovo Record for the masses) when produced
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there are Miches and then there are Miches: the "pista" hubs they sell today are nicely finished and use cartridge bearings but some of those old Miches (also sold as Cyclo Pro) were among the cr*ppiest Campy-clone hubs I ever had the bad luck to own.
If you are comparing those to Tipos, the Tipos win hands down...otherwise it's a little of an apples-to-oranges deal since Tipos are conventional cup-and-cone and although good Campy quality they did not use the same grade (replaceable) cups as for Nuovo Record hubs, and the cones do not interchange, either. If you find a good set, I'd say they could hold their own against the modern Miches.
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Get a set of Record hubs and be happy ever after. I have both, and the Tipos, although nice, are just not the same as the Records. Durability, finish, bearing smoothness, parts availability are all better with the Records.

I'm not familiar with the Miches, but I did shop some Ofmegas at one point, and found only the Ofmega sealed cartridge bearing hubs had decent bearings - thee cone and cup versions were not worth the time to spoke them up.
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Just out of curiosity, what's the "durability" of old high flange Nuovo Record hubs?

I love the look of shiny high flange hubs and I know of a set for sale. I was wondering if it would be bad to use them with a load bearing bike?

I guess I don't see a lot of loaded touring bikes with Campagnolo wheels...
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NR hubs (high or low flange) are great quality and CAN last a lifetime if taken care of (and with a little skill in wheel-building). You don't see a lot of them on any bikes compared to all the other hubs out there...they probably are horded by creepy old guys with glass display cases...OH SNaP! Where did that come from?
I think the only hubs Campy made with sketchy shells are the famously expensive "sheriff stars", but if I was building wheels for heavy loads and maximum reliability, I'd probably use modern Phil hubs ad leave the NR high flange for a garage queen.
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NR hubs (high or low flange) are great quality and CAN last a lifetime if taken care of (and with a little skill in wheel-building). You don't see a lot of them on any bikes compared to all the other hubs out there...they probably are horded by creepy old guys with glass display cases...OH SNaP! Where did that come from?
I think the only hubs Campy made with sketchy shells are the famously expensive "sheriff stars", but if I was building wheels for heavy loads and maximum reliability, I'd probably use modern Phil hubs ad leave the NR high flange for a garage queen.
After getting my first set of Phil hubs, it's a wonder I'm considering ANY other hubs-
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Originally Posted by CroMo Mike
I'm not familiar with the Miches, but I did shop some Ofmegas at one point, and found only the Ofmega sealed cartridge bearing hubs had decent bearings - thee cone and cup versions were not worth the time to spoke them up.
I built a set of wheels BITD for my wife's bike, using Avocet cup & cone hubs. They're nicely finished, but the cones wore out quickly. I ended up replacing the cones and axles with Campy Tipo parts, and they've been fine since.
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