Sunday, April 1, 2012

Large Flange modified hubs

 In the late 1930s into the 1950s, some French bike builders(Rene Herse, etc) would modify existing parts, making them more functional and in turn more aesthetically pleasing. This hub, I believe to be Pelissier?, had larger flanges added, which would allow the repairing of a broken spoke without having to take the freewheel off the wheel. So one could repair a driveside spoke without have the wheel off the bike for an easy roadside repair. The hub also looks amazing.
 The logo is two birds on either side of the a bicycle hub in the center.

  The aluminum rivet pattern is different on the driveside of the hub, than on the non-driveside.

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