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DG Steve Skibel Replica


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dubplatestyle

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DG Skibel.JPG

 

 

'77 DG Steve Skibel Replica.JPG

 

 

Hi-E Hubs (36H).JPG

 

 

Hi-E BMX ('79).JPG

 

 

JP.R Pedals.JPG

 

 

JP.Routens (Cast Alloy) Pedals.JPG

 

 

Steve Skibel Replica.JPG

 

 

I'm not sure on the year of the frame, so any help in pinpointing down the year would be appreciated. Thanks!


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Those hubs!

 

77 I believe



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that's cool gear... and somehow your pics seem to accentuate the trickness.



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Those hubs!

 

'77 I believe

 

Thanks Rick, So I guess '77 is the same year DG started using this particular rear drop out on the 'Skibel' or were they using both 'styles'? The hubs are beautifully made and are incredibly light, it's hard to imagine they were produced by one man in a small shop in Nashville, TN. Considering they utilize sealed bearings & were introduced in '72, they also might be one of the first to do so (except for maybe Phil Wood hubs). If you have time, look up Harlan Meyer (Hi-E Engineering Inc.) he had a lot of interesting ideas.

 

 

Here's some photos of a recent 'survivor' that was discovered w/ a Hi-E BMX wheelset.

 

 

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The crank set I plan to use uses 'french threading', so that's why I decided to use the lightweight offering by J.P. Routens w/ some aftermarket (bolt-on) BMX cleats.


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trick hubs. those pedals are JP Routens? what's up with those?

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Great stuff!  I had Hi E hubs on my Gianni Motta road race bike.  They were supposedly the lightest at the time.  



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Those pedals are JP Routens? what's up with those?

 

Jean Paul Routens (JPR) was the son of famed custom bicycle builder Jo Routens, after he took over his fathers company (in the mid '70s) began developing a few components. Mainly seat posts, headsets & the pedals shown above. The pedals are cast aluminum and weigh approx. 150 grams (each). I originally set out to track down a set of Lyotard 460D pedals in the rarely seen anodized blue, when a friend introduced me to these. 


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man that thing is RAD!



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Benny, I knew these hubs were light, but I wasn't prepared for these kind of differences.

 

 

 

 

 

24H Phil Wood Hubs

 

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506 grams

 

 

 

 

48H CW Racing Hubs

 

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484 grams

 

 

 

 

36H Hi-E (Hi-Lo Hubs)

 

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369 grams


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Minicycle/bmx action Dec.76

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