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Hi-E Engineering

Nashville, Tennessee

Updated 10.29.2016                         Click on images to see larger version. 

     Harlan Meyers (1924-2013) and his Hi-E products represent the highest examples of "Yankee Ingenuity" at work. Mr. Meyers re-engineered, to his own taste and concepts, bicycle hubs, pedals, rims and even the entire bicycle... all in a very homespun Americana way.

A visit to Hi-E by Larry Black

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      Photo on left of Harlan Meyers making adjustments to a Hi-E Cosmopolitan  aluminum bike. That's Steve Dayton of Indianapolis/ Speedway Wheelmen, wearing his 1971 Senior Road champion jersey.

      "I remember that bike. It creaked so loud you always knew where Steve was, and when he was attacking. But it was very light for the time."   Bill Brissman
 

Larry Black's Cosmopolitan
at the Cirque du Cyclisme

One version of the skewers
Courtesy
Via Bike Shop


 

  

 

Hi-E hub built up
 Courtesy Rick Verhoeven
 

Hi-E medium-flange sealed bearing rear hub with unique quick release

     

     

 
 

Hi-E rims were hand made and riveted together!
Courtesy Kevin Kruger

     

        

Hi-E spot facing tool to be used to to 'make a detent in frame dropouts
to accurately position Hi-E "quick release" wheel axle ends...


Scroll down for 2 pictures    Courtesy Mark Bulgier

  

The single bearing pedal anticipated the Shimano DD design by some years!

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