Roval by Maillard alloy rear hub
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Category:  Hubs
Name:  Roval by Maillard alloy rear hub
Brand:  Roval
Years:  1980's - ?
Country:  France
Added By: JFischer on 09/25/10
Updated By: JFischer on 09/25/10
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Roval by Maillard alloy rear hubRoval by Maillard alloy rear hub
Gear Compatibility FreewheelFront Bearing Size/Count
Rear Bearing Size/CountRear Spacing126mm
Spoke Drilling36; 30Flange SizeHigh - Low
Gear Threading/Pattern Body Markings
Axle MaterialSteelShell MaterialAluminum
General Information
Roval hubs, even today, is known for producing some very unique and straight out odd looking and operating hub designs.  This is one of their early attempts which was produced by the French company Maillard.  These hubs require specialized straight pull Roval spokes, which may also limit the choice of rims used with these hubs.
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Roval was manufactured by Perrin Courson.

Christoph Ulbrich: "In the early 1970 years ... Perrin et Courson bought the Pélissier brand. As they operated together with Maillard a combined office of development the well-known Pélissier high flange hubs were also marketed under Perrin-Maillard." ... Sources: -Bernard Chaussinand: L'Industrie du Cycle à Saint_ètienne et dans le bassin de la Loire - L'industrie du Cycle

Considered to be the first 'factory' wheels. Their innovative design were decades ahead of its time and had obvious influence on contemporary designs.  Using straight pull spokes and hidden nipples Roval wheels where available in different spoke counts as well as track or road versions. The hubs were manufactured by Maillard.
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