When I first got into cycling way back in 1979 I found myself a pair of wheels with mint hubs and a quality block but the rims where bollocked,
so me being me an inexperienced cyclist I used my Dads monster wire cutters and cut out all the spokes and cleaned up the hubs to like brand new.
So off I went to our bike shop and asked them to make up the hubs with some sprint rims!
Well didn't I get some telling off for cutting the rear wheel up! as the block will not come off, after several attempts of re-spoking the the none
drive side using scrap rims to aid in getting the block off, it still wouldn't budge so the angry bike shop owner just got his grinder out and quick as
a flash cut through the block and it dropped to bits on the floor, the shop owner then bollocked me again and said 'never do that again ian'
He then handed me a new block for free and he built me up a lovely set of wheels in return!
You learn something everyday, So if any newbie thinks about cutting out spokes on a rear wheel..DON'T DO IT
The point of this thread is these hubs what are forsale on ebay and made me think of the old days! Look closely http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Miche-front-a ... 20d92934a1
I hate RED DWARF