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I saw an article in one of the online magazines about a company making high flange hubs similar to Campy HF's from back in the day. I had Campy HF's and loved them! Nothing was better than a simachrome pollished Campy hub. Does anyone know who is making these new hubs in high flange? 36 hole?
 

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No but I saw a bike pic posted here a couple days ago (search bike porn) and the hubs on that rig looked just like the old Campy C Recrod (the so called Sherriff's badge hubs). I realized that on this new rig they couldn't be 20 year old hubs so somebody must be making them... Industry Hack... do you know???
 

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I believe Phil and Paul's both make some [damn sexy] high flange hubs.

I'm not sure about the 36 hole drilling though.
 

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I saw a thread about them on another site in the last month or two. Ryan could probably find that before I could. Don't recall if it was discussion of the originals, or of possible new models.
 

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Is it this hub being marketed by Electra (Ticino hubs)?


they are drop dead gorgeous.
Marty
 

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I saw a thread about them on another site in the last month or two. Ryan could probably find that before I could. Don't recall if it was discussion of the originals, or of possible new models.
Would that be the thread where 'they' said that everyone who rides the Sheriff Star Hubs has a death wish just because a few of them have failed.



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I just re-laced a vintage shimano 36 hole high flange front hub to a shiny new CR-18 rim. Originally I laced it standard 3x but I decided to rebuild the wheel 3 leading, 3 trailing and it is a lot sexier this way. I need to complete the truing/tensioning of it but I lack the requisite tools.
 

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If I recall correctly campy claimed that the hubs were never intended for the types
of stresses that street riding provided. And I'm pretty damned sure they never had
skidding figured into the equation when they designed them.
hopefully the electra hubs will level out the price of the campy hubs, which last pair I
saw were going for about $700 for NOS. Hell they could hardly give them away when
they were current, should have bought a boxcar full of them and retired on the profits.

Marty
 

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Actually the C Records had that flared dustcover that required the special "olive pitter" tool. These new hubs don't seem to have that... otherwise a spittin' image.
 

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I actually went and bought a set of these ticino hubs, they are gorgeous:



I built them into some wheels and did a little old school painting on the cutouts:





The wheels are on my 1981 Fuji America:



For more pics and discussion of these hubs, you can view my blog entry on these hubs/wheels here.
 

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I love the hi flanges on the America .. especially with your paint detailing. I've got a set of Sunshine hi flange hubs mounted to Ukai tubular rims coming in, I think I might throw them on my America to see how they look and feel. Nicely done!

Scott
 
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