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Old 2003-07-03, 01:34 PM   #1
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Semcycle Deluxe Hub???

I bought a hub on E-bay last night for $3.95. From the photo, it looks like a Semcycle Deluxe hub. Can anyone confirm this? Even if it's not a SemDeluxe hub, it was a good deal at $3.95.

Now I have to decide what size of wheel to build with it. My Coker wheel needs rebuilt, but I'd also like a nice 20 inch freestyle wheel.

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Old 2003-07-03, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 2003-07-03, 02:08 PM   #3
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Hard to tell from just the pic, but it sure looks like a Sem Deluxe hub to me. Great price!

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Old 2003-07-03, 08:47 PM   #4
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You can't go wrong for that price. The Sem Deluxe hubs were known for being pretty narrow, which this seems to fit. The other hub I can think of offhand with those bands around the center area are Schwinn hubs, at least from one era. Though the Sem hub is what you should hope it is, statistically it's much more likely to be a Schwinn.
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Old 2003-07-03, 09:27 PM   #5
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N.K. hubs look like this too, but since youre not in germany im doubt it is.
also i have seen old pashleys with hubs like this.

see the outdated but still usefull rec.sport.unicycling maintainance FAQ @ http://evilewan.unicyclist.com/
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Old 2003-07-03, 09:32 PM   #6
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It looks like a Semcycle Deluxe hub. But if there is the possibility that it's a Schwinn you'll want to do a quick measurement of diameter of the hub where the bearing sits. The old Schwinn's used a 15.6 mm ID bearing while the new Schwinn's use a 17 mm ID bearing. Hopefully your hub uses a 17 mm ID bearing because that is way more standard.

Here is some links to unicycle.com that mention the bearing differences between the old and new Schwinn's.
New style Schwinn bearings
Old style Schwinn bearings
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Old 2003-07-04, 04:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I'll surely measure everything when I get it. If it is the Sem Deluxe, what width are the spacers that go between the bearing and hub flange? Unicycle.com has them for $2 a pair, but the shipping would be over eight bucks. I've got some 5/8 inch ID brass stock that I can turn down on a lathe if I don't have to go too narrow. Otherwise, it's off the the hardware store. I'll just measure how thick to make the spacers when I get it. Probably like to make it as wide as possible for frame clearance.

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