Re: [Classicrendezvous] A Tale of my 1037's

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Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 21:31:26 +0000
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] A Tale of my 1037's
From: "Hilary Stone" <>

These Campag pedals are in fact one of the early versions. The very earliest versions also had an oiler clip too I think. The screw thread seals were the first pattern of seal and I would guess that your pedals date from the early 60s. A year or two back I picked up some spares which came from the Mercier racing team and amongst those were spares of this type of spindle but I think they have gone now. They are very unusual. Hilary Stone





>Subject: [Classicrendezvous] A Tale of my 1037's

>Date: Mon, Oct 30, 2000, 5:25 pm


> Listers,

> Picked up a pair of 1037's for twenty buck a couple of months ago. The

> cages were badly rusted and upon disassembly I discovered that the spindles

> had an O-ring to keep out dirt/water instead of the familiar knurled

> threading. I mentioned this to the list at that time.

> I had the idea to bead blast the rust off the cages and sure enough I was

> able to remove all of the rust -- and the chroming as well. Now what to do.

> The rivets look formidable and how would anyone reattach the cages if one

> managed to remove them to begin with?

> I hit on the solution to mail them off to Campagnolo. Hey, they built

> them. They must be able to fix them.

> Nope.

> Like sending a 1953 Packard Carribean back to the factory in Detroit.

> They replied that they couldn't rechrome the pedals and were sending them

> back asap. Oh, buggery! Now I am faced with the task of drilling out the

> rivets myself and attempting rechroming locally --- or I have a set of

> really neat paperweights/possible bookends.

> There's a lesson inhere somewhere.

> Oh, right. You can't go home again.

> We are on our own, I'm afraid.


> Scott "getting the drill ready" Smith