Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:21 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hope hub ID
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:15 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:13 am
Posts: 1311
Location: I don't know, the satnav's bust!
I picked up this rear wheel yesterday at a boot sale. Very bling gold tubular rim with aero spokes, complete with unused Vittoria tyre, but not much use without the other one. I only bought it for the hub as it runs really smoothly and I thought it might come in handy for a future build.

Can anyone id this particular Hope hub and approx year please?


Attachments:
IMG_2535.JPG
IMG_2535.JPG [ 228.14 KiB | Viewed 251 times ]
IMG_2529.JPG
IMG_2529.JPG [ 238.31 KiB | Viewed 251 times ]


Last edited by gerryattrick on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hope hub ID
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:31 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 805
Location: North London
Yep, it's a Hope 'Glide' hub I believe. I have exactly the same on one of my bikes. I can't praise them enough, well worth looking after. They came in both 130mm OLN for road and 135mm for MTB.

As for the year, not exactly sure but early 90's I think.

Only advice is be mindful of spoke tension as these have a reputation for the flanges cracking when not tensioned properly. Although that said, I've had three different Hope wheel sets from that era and never had any problems.

Yours is on a nice rim too, would be a shame to strip it down unless the rim is worn out or damaged etc


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hope hub ID
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:16 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16746
Location: Yorkshire, England
Ti-Glide... 1994 - 96...ish. Made with a few alterations until 2000 and a bit when the Mono replalced it.

Pop into the Archive and pics details and service instuctions are in there


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hope hub ID
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:23 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:13 am
Posts: 1311
Location: I don't know, the satnav's bust!
Thanks for the replies.

Although it is a great wheel, I've no wish to go to tubular tyres, and would probably find it difficult to get another rim to match so will probably split it.

Look out for rim, tyre and spokes in the For Sale section soon.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], Spokesmann and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group