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    Found this looking for some Super X books in the cabinet maybe of use to someone with great machinist skills, out of my wheel house!!!!!!!!!!!K-7400.jpg

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    That's interesting. I actually own the original linen drawing, and I am looking at it right now, and I see the same creases, and drawing anomalies that are unique to that actual drawing. I didn't know I made a copy of it, but obviously I did. There is an interesting story about where, when, and who I got that drawing from that I learned about later on. I did make a hub for an Excelsior owner, and used that drawing. You can't get better than that
    Eric Smith
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    Its gotta be priceless info to somebody, 26fhead!

    Thanks for sharing it, saving it for History for All of us.

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    Eric,

    Sorry if I should not of posted this as I do not remember where I got it.

    Steve

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    No problem, Steve. The drawing was designed to convey detailed information. I think it's cool that it can still do that, and hopefully it will help someone. . . Excelsior owners need all the help they can get
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    Eric Smith
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    Eric,

    If you made it to Eustis or New Smyrna Beach I hope you found some treasures, wish I was there!!!!!!!!!

    Steve

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    Steve, I live in Sarasota which is about 180 brutal, bloody miles from the horse ranch. I went there on Friday for a specific part that was waiting for me but in retrospect, I should have had it sent to my house. Florida is apeshit this time of year, but this year is the worst tourist season I have ever seen. I guess the weather is really bad in the mid-west, and north-east because they have come here like an invading army. If you do go the Florida meet in the future, make your reservation somewhere North-West of Daytona, or come down in a camper and get there early. And this is the important part. . . Don't go near Orlando; pure hate, and gridlock. I grew up in Orlando and when I was a kid it was a beautiful place. It is now the ugliest, meanest, most God awful place in Florida.
    Eric Smith
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    Eric,

    My brother moved to Ormond Beach in 1990 and I remember during the week I-95 very little traffic at all, now bumper to bumper all week. I-4 total gridlock now avoid at all cost take the Beeline, my brother could get to work when he first moved in 20 minutes before he retired 45 minutes. I have not been to Eustis since 2000 and probably won't go back. I live in Indiana and hate the cold but I can at least ride a bike and not get run over. The Wife and I had planned on moving to Florida at one time, even had a piece of dirt in Palm Coast but sold it.

    Take Care Steve

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    Steve:
    thanks for sharing and all the information ! Very helpful ! Has anyone ever seen a drawing for the rear hub ?? Am I correct in saying that there was a few variations of the rear excelsior hub ?
    thanks
    Dan

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    Dan, I don't think the basic dimensions of the Excelsior double brake hub changed, but I have seen early rear hubs that had more narrow spoke flanges, and smaller spoke holes. The 1915 Excelsior used a Mussleman hub, and 1916 and later were in house Excelsior hubs. I haven't seen a rear hub drawing, but I would suspect that the hub was beefed up when the Excelsior offered the military fork, and in anticipation of the heavier Henderson. My parts books show the following rear hub shell #s:
    XE 3783..........Series 16
    XG 3783..........Series 18-19
    XK 801............Series 20
    Eric Smith
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