> I found a Record front hub yesterday, without an oil hole whihc I took to be
> a highly polished Tipo; however, it says Record on it. It was paired with a
> hilo hub (rear, of course) and I don't know if they are same vintage. The
> polish level on the front hub is superior to most NIB Campy hubs. Is this an
> anomaly speciifcally to pair with the hilo? Any info is really appreciated.
> Alan (cold but bright in the big apple)Bernstein
From the Campagnolo Timeline http://www.velo-retro.com
"1982 -- Olympic Catalog is printed for the year-end trade shows. ...the HiLo Record rear hub (reputed to be originally custom-made for the West German Olympic Team in 1972)..."
The HiLo was usually paired with a small flange front.
I don't know about your Record hub without the oil hole (must be counterfeit ;) I have seen some other anomallies; I don't think Campagnolo was adverse to making customized versions of some of their parts if the need arose. I have seen some very, very narrow spaced large flange track hubs (no lightening holes) Campy made that were never in the catalogs, and of course the HiLo was for sale for many years before in showed up in the catalog in 1982.
As to the polish job on your hub... this is _very_ easy to do yourself when the part comes in an un-anodized state from the manufacturer. Incidently, over the years I have met many who were unable to tell an anodized finish from an un-anodized finish on Campagnolo parts (the easiest test is a little Semichrome on your finger and rub... if your finger turns black the part isn't anodized).
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California http://www.velo-retro.com (list of reprints, Timeline, and T-shirts)