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Sunshine professional hubs?

Old 04-24-11, 08:32 PM
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Sunshine professional hubs?

Anyone have any info on these hubs? Apparently they are campy knockoffs but I have no other info on them other then they are pre-NJS. Are they any good? I have an opportunity to pick these up laced to some nice hard anodized hoops. Thanks!
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im inclined to say suntour superbe pro, but im not certain.
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https://njs-keirin.blogspot.com/2007/11/hubs.html twords the middle of the page it says they're "around 35 years old"
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Sanshin ("Sunshine") made SunTour's hubs in the 80s. Before that, they made a wide range of hubs, including keirin hubs certified by "BIA" (the predecessor to NJS).

Some of their hubs were pretty generic, but any with a "BIA" stamp ought to be pretty good.
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I have three or four sansin hubs in rotation and they've held up pretty well.
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