British Hubs (BH) Cyklbrake / Airlite Continental / Dunlop Vintage 26" Tandem Wheels

✓ Original vintage wheels - in production from the 1940s to the 1950s
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Professionally checked & serviced
✓ Worldwide shipping

British Hubs (BH) Cyklbrake / Airlite Continental wheels built with Dunlop rims, the hubs hailing from Great Britain and in production from the 1940s to the 1950s. Made from aluminium/steel and weighing in at 4.9 kg. A fine choice for keeping your vintage bike authentic, but also great for any other compatible bike too.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or a similar vintage event, these are fully compliant - so rest assured, the pre-1987 police won't lock you up for having the wrong wheels!

The wheels have been fully serviced by one of our mechanics and graded as good condition, but do take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition before you buy.


Bearing / Race Condition - Good
Rim Condition - Good
Hubs - British Hubs (BH) Cyklbrake Super-Tandem / Airlite Continental
Rims - Dunlop
Production Era - 1940s & 1950s
Material - Aluminium / Steel
Weight - 4.91 kg
Stock Code - U-W-PR55V
NB - Includes 1/8" 3 speed freewheel as pictured


Rim Size - 26" (ISO 597mm) Clincher
Bike Type - Tandem
Drilling (F/R) - 32/40 Hole
Spacing (O.L.D.) (F/R) - 105 mm / 120 mm
Speed - 3 Speed


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We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the UK please remember that there may be import fees to pay directly to the delivery company before receiving the order. Unfortunately we can’t advise on the exact costs as it varies from country to country, so please check your national rates before purchasing.


Rim Size - this should match the size your bike frame is designed to fit. Standard/full size tubulars only come in one wheel size, these are often referred to as 28" or 700c (sometimes even 27"). These are all the same size, the next size down is 26", so any rims larger than 26" will be standard/full size tubulars.

Bike Type - this is really just a guide, as technically any wheels can be used on any bike as long as everything's compatible. Within reason of course - we wouldn't recommend riding a set of skinny tubular road wheels down a mountain!

Drilling (F/R) - the number of spokes in each wheel (front/rear).

Spacing (O.L.D.) (F/R) - the width of the hubs measured at their widest point, from the outside of the locking end nuts (O.L.D. = Over Locknut Dimension), not including the hub axle. These measurements need to match the inside of your frame and fork’s dropouts. Steel frames can be stretched or squeezed a few mm but it's always best to avoid this if possible, aluminium or carbon frames should never be stretched.

Speed - the number of cogs the rear hub was designed to be used with.

Sprocket Fitting - for cassette hubs this refers to the spline pattern (the shape of the cogs where they slide on to the hub) and this must match the cassette you intend to use. With freewheel hubs it refers to the thread, ISO is the modern standard and is almost exactly the same as older English/British and Italian thread, allowing you to mix and match between these thread types as long as it's not going to be under extreme force, in which case it's best to stick to an exact match. Freewheel hubs with a French thread must be used with a French threaded freewheel.