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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 am 
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Something a little more unusual for those of you that have a thing for Hubs and these come with a back story, which for me, making an item more interesting. Here, I have a set of prototype Spectrum Racing Hubs using a Shimano Freehub body that never went into final production.

Who is Spectrum Racing? For those that were racing back in the mid/late 90's, you may well remember the name of a UK rider called Stefan Gleed who raced XC and moved across into DH proper. A few of you, like me, probably rode with him most weeks for years as well. As well as being a decent rider Stefan was also a bit handy with making his own parts and did a very small run of maybe 5 sets of Hubs under the guise of Spectrum Racing. A few of us them tested them out for him as a bit of R&D with a view that he would probably look to start of with low volume production runs. This would have been around '94 or '95 at a guess. I imagine the costs and priority of racing prevented this from ever happening but 20 odd years later, these hubs are still going well and I think look great, ignoring that they need a proper clean.

So here they are:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:28 am 
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like the look of them. Know the weight of them?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:00 pm 
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I don't unfortunately. I weighed the wheels and they came in at around 1900g with what is probably a fairly heavy aero profile rim and single butted spokes so they can't be too heavy. I'll end up stripping them off at some point to clean and get a proper weight.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:25 am 
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Oh I like those a lot. Would love to find a pair for my F.R.S


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:39 am 
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james1985 wrote:
Oh I like those a lot. Would love to find a pair for my F.R.S


Good luck with that if there were only 5 sets made! :o

Nice looking hubs though. We're they 7/8 Speed Cassette?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:26 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
james1985 wrote:
Oh I like those a lot. Would love to find a pair for my F.R.S


Good luck with that if there were only 5 sets made! :o

Nice looking hubs though. We're they 7/8 Speed Cassette?


I can dream.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:50 pm 
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They were for 7/8 speed Shimano cassettes.

I’d consider selling them as I think they would never get used in the near future.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:00 pm 
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AlexTemper wrote:
They were for 7/8 speed Shimano cassettes.

I’d consider selling them as I think they would never get used in the near future.


I'm going to send you a pm.


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