Re: [CR]Re:Campagnolo top tube brake cable clips...

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From: Jerry & Liz Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, "Classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re:Campagnolo top tube brake cable clips...
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 14:39:01 -0600


While on the subject, I've always wondered if the Campy cable clips were made in a slightly larger size to fit the 26mm French top tubes, as opposed to 1" (25.5mm) English top tubes. I've used Campy clips on French frames, but it is difficult to install them. Did Campy-equipped French bikes in the late 60's to early 80's use Simplex clips or did Campy make the French size?

Regards,

Jerry Moos


----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
To: Classicrendezvous
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 10:40 PM
Subject: [CR]Re:Campagnolo top tube brake cable clips...



>
>
> David Bilenkey wrote:
> >
> > Have these (top tube cable clips) always been the same? I mean have they
> > changed (logo or some other detail) over the years? I've only seen ones with
> > the winged QR logo but I wondered whether they were ever different.
>
>
>
> The brake cable clips (they came out in the early 1950s almost twenty
> years before the brakes) have never changed in form, only in the
> material they are made out of. Sometime after the 1970s they went from
> being made of chrome-plated steel to stainless steel. The only reliable
> way to identify which is which is to test with a magnet. The advantage
> is no rust (it never sleeps ya know...).
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
> http://www.velo-retro.com (list of reprints and Campagnolo Timeline)