Re: [Classicrendezvous] Anodization; NR/SR parts


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:53:11 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Greg Fletcher <greg@fletcher.net>
CC: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Anodization; NR/SR parts
References: <5a.d02676c.2742057d@aol.com> <3A12A3F7.294E7E48@ixpres.com> <3A13C044.FBD4C028@camb.linst.ac.uk> <01fe01c04fc2$e27768a0$d734fea9@mokry> <a05001905b639c62d2bd1@[209.219.86.195]>


Greg Fletcher wrote:
>
> On the subject of anodizing & seat posts; a good quality anodizing is
> truly a great thing to behold. I have a '73 Windsor Pro that I
> purchased new. The bike came from the shop with a nice medium to dark
> gray anodizing on all the NR parts. Despite years of damp beach air
> and riding in the wet these parts have stayed impervious to rust and
> corrosion over the years and remain a perfect finish today (the
> original Weinman brakes, not anodized, rusted away years ago), even
> the two bolter seat post is in perfect condition. Too bad more parts
> weren't treated that way originally.
>
> It's been my experience that an anodized seat post has no effect on
> clamping/removal compared to a non-anodized one.
>
> Greg Fletcher
> Foothill Ranch, CA

None of the Campagnolo two bolt seat-posts was anodized. I'm pretty sure that Campagnolo has never anodized a seat post to this day.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California http://www.velo-retro.com (NEW list of reprints and T-Shirts)