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Category:  Hubs
Name:  Weyless
Brand:  Weyless
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Years:  1974 - 1978
Country:  United States
Weight:  426 grams
Added By: JFischer on 11/30/07
Updated By: peterbman on 08/20/17
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Gear Compatibility FreewheelFront Bearing Size/Count
Rear Bearing Size/CountRear Spacing126mm
Spoke Drilling32; 36Flange SizeLow Flange
Gear Threading/Pattern Body Markings
Axle MaterialShell Material
General Information
Weyless hubs with their distinctive quick release levers.  Weight: 194 front, 232 rear.  These were some of the most beautiful hubs ever made because of their distinctive flawless mirror finish.  They had a decal in the middle with two black stripes that usually came off easily when you went to polish it. They were sealed bearing and silky smooth. Butch Martin was one of the owners of the company and he was a former US sprint champion. Weyless also made pedals and mirror finish seat post with allen screw adjusters on the bottom.  These hubs were stylishly packaged in a black tube that came with a white Weyless polishing rag.
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Weyless was founded by a colorful individual named Lester Tabb, a multimillionare who ran a Mint in Greenwich Conn.  Born in Brooklyn, Tabb was later called a power hungry, bipolar lunatic in a book written by his son George. Anyway, Tabb began riding an Olympia bike in 1972 and got very excited about bikes and riding.  He rode Cinelli rollers in the Winter but wanted to make a better set of rollers with steps on the side to ease mounting.  Weyless was founded and in addition to the rollers Tabb's company manufactured a variety of nicely made components designed by Bill Shook.  Tabbs cycling business venture downfall came when he added clothing to the mix.  The clothing was made of wool that was supposed to not shrink.  The wool shrank, the clothes fit poorly, and this basically did the firm in.  Tabb moved his family south and remodeled Tara, the home from Gone with the Wind.  Eventually it is rumored, that Tabb ended up in jail as a result of some weird Florida real estate shenanigans.  His son George gained success as a writer chronicling his disfunctional family life in a memoir titled Surfing Armageddon - Fishnets, Fascists, and Body Fluids in Florida.
 
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