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Old 07-02-08, 10:48 PM
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Maillard Hubs

Are Maillard hubs as good as Avocets? I almost tossed these wheels in the closet, then I noticed the sealed bearing thing going on. Hmmm.
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They're fine, some of them are really cheap (still good, just not "nice"), but ones good enough to be sealed will be good stuff.
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I like my vintage ones, I own 3 of their hubs, 2 from 1982 one from 1983, all smooth as butter with some new bearings
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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If your Maillard hubs are Heliomatics then you will have a real challenge finding freewheels for it. During a several decade period when nearly all bicycle components worked with all other manufacturer's components the Heliomatic was the odd duck with a proprietary interface between the hub and freewheel.

Shimano saw the future and was soon changing all of its components so they would not work with any other company's products and with that, progress was made!
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