It’s time for Jim Alley to dig around in The Dungeon to pull out some more history from Profile Racing! This time around he pulled out the very first Gyrolite hubs that were created way back in 1981 to tell the story of how the first hubs made from Profile came about and more! If you’re a product nerd, you’re going to love this one.
“In celebration of Profile Racing’s 50th anniversary, owner and founder, Jim Alley, invites us into the company’s original Florida location where some sections of this dark and dusty industrial cave have been sealed off since 2004.
Over time, this building (appropriately named “The Dungeon” by employees) has become a time capsule; a host to historical artifacts capturing Profile’s legacy in both the automotive and bicycle industry.
Join us on this multi-episode series as we press record and let Jim imbue his wealth of knowledge on conjured pieces of the past.
This is From the Dungeon.
Episode #7: Unlocking the Gyrotite Hubs.
On episode #7 of From the Dungeon, Jim Alley gives us production history of the original Profile Racing Gyrolite Hubs (Circa 1981) which paved the path for decades of future in-house hub production.
.24 — Introduction.
.35 — Original Idea, specs and Aesthetics.
1:00 — Production methods on our first CNC machine.
2:10 — Hub Aesthetics for Identification.
2:38 — Discussing the three available axles for the Gyrolite.
2:51 — How to Identify the original Gyrolite Hubs.
2:50 — Original Axles and Hub Shells from our museum.
You can check out the complete history of Profile Racing as we cover each of it’s 50 years, weekly, over the course of 2018.
Check it out at www.profileracing.com”