SHIMANO AND OTHER MAKES OF ROAD HUBS

This page is for Shimano and other makes of road hubs. Other makes and hub types can be found on these other pages:

Campagnolo Hubs
Other makes road hubs
Track and Single Hubs

 

HUB DESIGNS AND TYPES
There are two broad types of hubs designed for road bikes:
FREEWHEEL HUBS These have threads for a separate freewheel combined with sprockets that screws on. Most hubs prior to 1980 were designed for screw-on freewheels. Freewheel rear hubs are threaded either to English, Italian or French standards. The English and Italian standards are in mine and most people's opinions perfectly compatible with each other are by far the most common. French threaded hubs are quite rare but I do have have some French threaded freewheels to fit on on my Freewheels pages.
CASSETTE HUBS These have a cassette (the sprockets) that slides into place over splines and is locked into place by either a screwed-on top gear sprocket or more commonly a lockring. The freewheel in this type is built into the rear hub itself. Shimano introduced cassette hubs to their range in the late 1970s and most manufacturers followed in the later 1980s and 90s. Cassette hubs are quite complicated and some types are compatible with other types please enquire if you are not sure:
Shimano
Shimano cassettes come in 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11spd versions. 9 and 10spd cassettes will fit 8spd Shimano cassette hubs. The 5, 6, 7 and 8spd cassettes come in Uniglide and Hyperglide versions. The Uniglide versions use a screw threaded top gear sprocket to secure all the sprockets in place. The Hyperglide and later cassetes all use a separate lockring. The DA Uniglide cassette's screw threaded top gear sprocket is not compatible with any hubs other than Dura-Ace.
Campagnolo
Campagnolo cassettes are are available in 8, 9, 10 and 11 speed types. There are two types of Campag 8spd cassette – Exa-Drive and standard. The Exa-Drive cassette have one spline wider than the others and will fit both standard and Exa-Drive 8spd hubs. The standard Campag 8spd cassetts have equal width splines and will only fit the early standard 8spd Campag hubs. Campagnolo devised a completely new spline design when 9spd cassettes were introduced and this spline design was also used for 10spd.
Suntour made some cassette hubs but these hubs in the most part only accepted Suntour cassettes.
Most other manufacturers have made their hubs to accept Shimano or Campagnolo cassettes.

HUB WIDTHS (OLD)
Most modern front hubs are 100mm OLD (Over Locknut Dimension).
Rear hubs will be either 120 or 122mm for a 5spd freewheel or cassette, 124, 125 or 126mm for a 6spd or 7spd freewheel or cassette and generally 128 oe 130mm for 8spd freewheels or cassettes and 130mm for 8/9/10spd cassettes.

 

Campagnolo Hubs
Other makes road hubs
Track and Single Hubs


Please contact me at: hilarystone@hilarystone.com to check on availability and confirm shipping cost.

 

GEAR SIDED HUB SETS

RH15B MAVIC ROAD HUBSET 28H 1970s 126mm OLD rear Early style Mavic impressed in hub edge Excellent £79

 

RH17 ROYCE SMALL FLANGE HUBSET 28H 1980s 126mm OLD rear no skewers otherwise Very good to excellent dustcaps have a little marking £75

 

RH18 ZEUS LARGE FLANGE 28H THREADED HUBS 120mm OLD rear almost unused really rather unusual £83

 

RH25 SHIMANO 600 6207 6spd CASSETTE HUBSET 36H 126mm OLD rear Very good to excellent £28

 

RH26B MICHE 36H HUBSET 126mm OLD rear Excellent £32

 

RH27 OFMEGA MASTER HUBSET 36H 127mm OLD rear Very good £22

 

RH31 SHIMANO DURA-ACE LARGE FLANGE THREADED HUBS 28H 1970s 120mm OLD Stunningly beautiful ** New Old Stock** £125

 

RH33 LEGNANO HI/LO FLANGE 36H THREADED HUBS 120mm OLD rear Very rare hub set from I would guess the 1960s/1970s Excellent no skewers £125

 



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