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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:58 pm
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take your point about looking funny,i guess you mean the fact that modern hubs have thicker barrels?If i find an old hub can they be adapted from screw on freewheel to cassette somehow?More to it tham i thought!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:50 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Location: New Forest, UK
Cassette and freewheel hubs are really pretty fundamentally different.
To get an old look I would pick a late 80's / early 90's Shimano freehub, as these at least have the "apple core" shape like screw-in freewheel hubs.

On reflection I'm not sure why you want wingnuts anyway...Campagnolo made quick releases from at least the 1950's.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yup.think you're right hamster-I was trying to get the look of the bike when new,when of course q/r's were available way back,and the bike was really only a sport/tourer anyway,should have thought it through,-so-i guess it isn't really an option to have an old style hub with a cassette.Thanks for all the helpful comments


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:16 am 
Retro Guru

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If you can find wingnuts with a thread suitable for modern axles let me know. I can't but rather fancy them on my flipflop hub


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Pretty sure I've seen some metric ones somewhere,but can't find 'em now!
Will let you know if I get lucky


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