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I loved those old hubs - super good rolling bearings. Were ahead of the curve on the straight-pull spoke design. I look at I9 wheels today and can't help but think Pulstar.
 

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I recently picked up an old Proflex from someone's garage for $75, and it had a set of Wheelsmith-built, Pulstar-hubbed, Bontrager/Weinmann-rimmed wheels. Bike probably had less than 200 miles on it. Sadly, despite being an 856 and having these wheels the other components were low-end. Anyway, the wheels are now on my wife's bike and look great...would like to find some more of these hubs!

- Doug ;-)
 

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the freehub was junk though,right? i saw a few set of mtb one go bad, i have a bmx set with threadon freewheel, cool stuff.
 

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herbn said:
the freehub was junk though,right? i saw a few set of mtb one go bad, i have a bmx set with threadon freewheel, cool stuff.
Yeah, I noticed that the one on this wheelset binds occasionally, though only lightly. I may try to pressure-inject some oil/grease in there if I can't get it off to replace it. Is this a common issue with these things?

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What rims are you going to use? If you can give me the erd of the rim you will be using I can give you the spoke lengths because I still have the hub dimensions for those hubs written down.
 

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binding is a minor precurser to esploding,and free wheeling in both directions,heavy grease and pawls don't mix light grease in moderation. Those were really cheap, taiwanese cassette mechanisms,and i don't think they come apart or rebuild. Not sure it's been forever.
 
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