I ordered one of these through my LBS at about the same timeframe, and the shop was about as pissed off as I was when the BB arrived, and went the extra mile to give it to me at cost (which of course, still wasn't what you'd call cheap from E-A)....
How 'bout the genuine 70-SS Campy ones with the shield logo on the spidle backwards? I've gotten a few of those over the years....
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RE: [Classicrendezvous] source of Campy NR BB spindles?
In a message dated 11/25/00 1:43:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> I believe this was the house brand for Euro Asia (American distributor).
Speaking of Euro-Asia Imports, I purchased an Italian-thread NR bb from them a few years ago. When I received it, all was original Campy except the spindle. It seemed well machined, but was very obviously not a Campy. No markings at all. In my opinion, it didn't run as smooth as a true Campy spindle would.
I felt this was a bit shifty. I understand if the correct spindles were not available. But the fact that what was being shipped was not completely a Campy product should have been indicated before purchase, either in the catalog or apon ordering. Subsequently I've seen NIB campy BB's cheaper than what I paid wholesale anyways. I asked E-A who made the spindle, and they wouldn't say. Anyone have knowlege of where these were or may have been sourced.