• ive been trying to get hold of some Electra Ticino hubs for over a year with no luck...UK importers are fekking useless!...shame cos they are gorgeous :(

    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/c­omponents/wheelsets-rims-hubs/grand-cru-­4-bearing-hub-135mm-spacing.html

    so...( a distant) 2nd choice for my Mercian reno is the Velo Orange Grand Crus.....anyone use em? thoughts please

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/electra_bic­ycle/4405412666/in/photostream/

    ta

  • hollow axle, good bearings, lock ring threads on both sides, and wonderful aesthetic. whats to lose? good hubs.

  • These hubs look deadly in my opinion. Does the hollow axle mean you can use the pitlock skewers with them? I am also really thinking of getting a rear one. Do you know how much a rear one weighs?

    EDIT: It says 240 for a rear without lockring which seems pretty light in comparison to a Phil Wood high flange, even compared to a fixed/fixed slr which is around 400g

  • ^you'd need the axel to be shorter in the very least to use a pitlock, unsure about the diameter of the hole.

    in a phrase, "no"

  • Looks like the same pic is linked twice.

  • yep

    CRecord copy, they look lovely.

    I would recommend you import some yourself!

  • yep

    CRecord copy, they look lovely.

    I would recommend you import some yourself!

    ive tried! (kinda!)

    begging emails to Electra US and the German euro distro hub with no joy...asked Canadian and US friends to try finding them in their Electra dealing LBS's with no joy....considering a cheap flight to snag a set....grade A hub porn in my eyes....

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Velo Orange Grand Cru hubs instead of Electra Ticino's....anyone use em?

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