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    Are hadley hubs cnc'd or forged?

    Which?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Which?
    Machined, as are i9 and CK
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    Are there any US companies that make forged hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Are there any US companies that make forged hubs?
    No.
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    Well the aluminum was originally cast. They could have been cast round into a shape close to the finished hub, or they could have been forged into the rough shape from a round cast, and then machined into the final shape. I assume for $$ purposes, they would have started with a "round", and not machined it from a block of aluminum, also sometimes referred to as billet. So they could have been forged(adds strength to the metal), and machined(for the finish).
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    If you have a small run it is cheaper to machine. If you have a large run it is cheaper to forge. Only large companies like Shimano have enough money to invest in forging machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aBicycle View Post
    Are there any US companies that make forged hubs?
    I believe DT assembles most of the 240 range in Grand junction as well as some of the final manufacturing. But I could be mistaken.

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