One of the parts offered by both Hoske and Meier were aftermarket hubs. As the plunger frame bikes up to 1954 utilized a 200mm half hub design, the width of the brakes on the stock machines was quite small.
Hoske offered a replacement full width aluminum hub. Unlike the factory hubs which were fitted with drive splines front and rear, the Hoske front hub deleted the drive spline to save weight.
The Meier hubs are also full width and made of aluminum. The front and rear hubs are identical with a drive spline in both.
Hoske also made lightweight versions out of Elektron (a magnesium alloy). However when found today, these are often very corroded or have cracks in them.
|Complete wheel with 19" high lip Weinmann rims, and half polished Meier hub. Note the center is the same rough cast finish as the motor, trans and final drive.|
|Notice from the Meier Prospekt that the hubs were offered in three varieties, matte finish, partly polished or polished.|
|Here is an example of the Meier full width hub in full polished form.|
Below is a photo (albeit not a great one) of the Hoske firms Prospekt for racing parts. I have shown the page describing the available wheels, hubs, brakes, etc.
|Here is a front hub and brake setup. This is a dedicated front hub as you'll note there is no drive spline. Pictured is a standard simplex front brake plate. The shoes are wider than standard.|
|Hoske rear hub.|
You will notice that the Meier hubs use a bent spoke, while the Hoske hubs use a straight pull spoke. Both the Meier and Hoske hubs are equally desirable.