except 0.036" 4130 DT
|Headset||Campy NR top|
? sealed bottom
|Front Hub||Hi-E, 36|
|Front Spokes||Japanese stainless 14g|
|Front Rim||Rigi-Alu 27"|
|Rear Hub||Hi-E, 44*|
|Rear Spokes||Japanese stainless 14g|
|Rear Rim||Rigi-Alu 27"|
|Rear Cassette||Suntour Winner 13-30 custom 5 speed|
|Crank||TA Cyclotourist 26,45,50|
|Rear Derailer||Huret DuoPar|
|Brake Levers||Campy NR|
|Bars||Cinelli #66, 44 cm|
|Brakes||Shimano 600 cantilever|
|Seat Post||SR LaPrade|
|Handle Bar Tape||Grab-On|
* Yes, 44 spokes. I'm not sure exactly how this came about, but when I got the hub it had 20 spoke holes on the left flange and 24 evenly spaced spoke holes on the right flange. I don't know if my business partners ordered it that way, or Hi-E accidentally built it that way. But I recently purchased another one exactly like it on ebay, so it's not so much of a freak.
Anyways, there I was building a wheel to ride across the US on and the hub flange had more holes than I was expecting. So I built it anyways. I drilled 4 extra holes in the rim and built it with 4 extra pulling spokes on the freewheel side.
The next year, before the next transcontinental bike trip I got a new flange from Hi-E and rebuilt the hub and the wheel. The wheel still has 4 extra pulling spokes on the drive side, but now they are spaced like a 40 spoke flange with 4 extra holes drilled 90 degrees apart to match my 44 spoke rim.
I think I broke one spoke in that wheel. It broke the day after I botched up jumping up a curb. After that, I decided I shouldn't jump up crubs on a loaded touring bike anymore.
In about 2000, the left hub flange broke while the bike was parked in my basement. That's why I got the second 44 spoke Hi-E hub on ebay. It's still awaiting repair.