Shimano FH-HG50, Exage 500EX  (Report Pending)
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Category:  Hubs
Name:  Shimano FH-HG50, Exage 500EX
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  Exage 500EX
Model:  FH-HG50
Years:  Early 1990's
Country:  Japan
Weight:  435 grams (Spec),
with quick release
Added By: JFischer on 01/13/11
Updated By: danitool on 11/20/15
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Shimano FH-HG50, Exage 500EXShimano FH-HG50, Exage 500EXShimano FH-HG50, Exage 500EX
Gear Compatibility CassetteFront Bearing Size/Count
Rear Bearing Size/Count1/4" / 9x9Rear Spacing126mm; 130mm; 135mm
Spoke Drilling32; 36Flange SizeLow Flange
Gear Threading/Pattern HyperGlide; UniGlideBody MarkingsSEALED MECH EXAGE FH-HG50
Axle MaterialSteelShell MaterialAluminum
General Information

The same model number has been used by Shimano through much of the 90's and possibly well beyond.  This is a Uniglide version of this hub, which was likely discontinued / replaced with a hyperglide hub without a change in the model number.

Reported By:lavielemond
Report Date:4/21/2020
Report Reason:Incorrect Content, ACTUAL WEIGHT (WITH QR SKEWERS) - 658 grams
Outstanding Report Submitted  
Additional Resources
Resources:Reference & ChartsCatalogs
Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Exage 500EXShimanoView 4 Components
Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Exage 300EXShimano1990 - 1999, Sport & RecreationView 9 Components
Exage 400EXShimano1990 - 1992, Sport & RecreationView 5 Components
Exage 500LXShimanoSport & RecreationView 4 Components
Brand Information(click to expand)

Shimano Model Number Prefix List:

BB Bottom Bracket BL Brake Lever BR BRake
CB Coaster Brake CJ Cassette Joint CN ChaiN
CP Chain Protecto CR Chain Ring CS Cassette Sprockets
DF chain DeFlector DH Dynamo Hub FC Front Crank
FD Front Derailleur FE Fork Ends FH FreeHub
FS Front Suspension HB HuB HD HanDle bar
HP Head Parts (Head Set) HS Handle Stem IF Inter-3 Freehub
LP LamP MF Multi Freewheel PD PeDal
RD Rear Derailleur RH Rollerbrake Hub RM RiM
RR ReflectoRs RS Rear Suspension SB Shift Brake lever (Nexus, ?)
SC Speed Calculator (cycle computer) SF Single Freewheel Freilaufritzel SG Speed chanGe hub
SH SHoes SL Shift Lever Schalthebel SM SMall parts
SP Seat Post SQ Seat Quick release SS Single Sprocket
TL TooL WH WHeel ST Shift Brake Lever (STI, Rapid Fire, etc)
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