The original cassette hub?

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breakwellmz
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The original cassette hub?

Postby breakwellmz » 25 Sep 2014, 8:53am

Four speed, for 1/8th chain, BSA.
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Brucey
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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby Brucey » 25 Sep 2014, 9:29am

nice. Are the sprockets the same spline as the SA ones that were used at one time by any chance?

You can tell why it most likely survived too; it has a grease nipple!

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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby NetworkMan » 25 Sep 2014, 11:28am

That's nice, why weren't they all like that? Patents perhaps. It would surely have saved some broken axles.

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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby 531colin » 25 Sep 2014, 3:50pm

Doesn't seem to be Bayliss Wiley...? http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-024/000.html

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breakwellmz
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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby breakwellmz » 25 Sep 2014, 5:18pm

It`s not mine i`m afraid, i saw it on fleabay.-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111467839299? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby Valbrona » 25 Sep 2014, 6:32pm

Yes, very nice. If someone had asked me what the first cassette hub was I would have said Shimano 600 or thereabouts. And that's what you call a grease nipple.
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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby fastpedaller » 25 Sep 2014, 10:06pm

Wow - that's indeed an interesting item. Viewed from a distance I would have said Shimano! I wonder if that's where they (Shim) got the idea?

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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby Pandaz » 25 Sep 2014, 10:14pm

Didn't Cinelli have a cassette hub in the late 40's, the Bivalent?

Selbach patented a similar system in 1932, but not as elegant as the Italians!

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Re: The original cassette hub?

Postby Pandaz » 25 Sep 2014, 10:17pm

Yours is the BSA IGH hub, a patent later taken up by Sturmey Archer.

Circa 1954