[CR]Re: Campy flat bladed QRs

(Example: History:Ted Ernst)

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Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 11:20:29 -0400
To: RMAugust@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Campy flat bladed QRs

At 10:44 AM -0400 7/3/01, RMAugust@aol.com wrote:
>I have a question about the proper vintage and type skewers to match the
>first generation Super Record rear derailer. I've seen Campy flat bladed
>skewers with small acorn nuts securing the handles as well as ones using "C"
>clips. Are both of them Record type or is one from a lesser gruppo, or are
>they of different vintages (or both) ?
>I've also seen different "vintage" skewer nuts, one conical with two "coin
>edge" bands and one conical with chrome loop. Are these from different
>vintages or different gruppos? I've also seen the cap portion (through which
>the lever fits) with lettering engraved and plain caps as well. What's up
>with that?

The QRs with the snap ring and "coin edge" acorn nuts are Nuovo Tipo.

The Record QRs use the nut, and the loop handle on the acorn nut.

The acorn nuts that belong with the flat handles are shaped in a graceful cone.

The CPSC deemed these "dangerous" so the later QRs have the curved handle and an ugly bulbous swelling on the acorn nuts.

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