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check out this home made fixed hub

Old 02-06-06, 11:27 PM
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more on this "pos" hub:
http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Ra...igh_RRA_1948_i

"Raleigh RRA 1948 Description : One could specify any number of high quality components when ordering an RRA with only the basic frameset being "stock". This example has the absolute top-of-the-line Conloy Asp 27" alloy rims and this lovely Harden "bacon slicer" high-flange hub also with Teclamit lubrication port. Note also the distinctive "R" Raleigh wingnuts."

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Old 02-07-06, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by killsurfcity
there's no way that thing is homemade. look at the cog. nobody was sitting at a workbench routing that ****. probably an antique. if it did say campy on it this thread would be a jiz-fest. lol.
The cog was probably manufactured with those holes. Lighter weight and all. It is probably antique, which is why it is extra-sad that this idiot drilled and tapped it in four spots. If those holes in it were stock, why the hell would it even have threads?
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That was a very desirable hub in its day and it is being used as it was originally designed. Its not really such a stupid system. The cog is threaded in place, the bolts serve basically the same purpose as a lockring. I'd buy it if it were complete.
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Please pardon my snarky responses, but it really doesn't look like those bolts would act as a lockring. Rikardi151's diagram demonstrates my skepticism pretty well.

Do you know of any resources that have a history of Harden hubs?
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It looks like an old unicycle hub (not saying it is one), where the cog would bolt onto the hub. Schwinn made 'em like that, just like a modern Level hub (awesome hubs but they didn't come up with the idea).

I would totally buy that hub if it came in a vegetarian version.
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