re: [CR]Raleigh International bb spindle

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From: "r cielec" <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Subject: re: [CR]Raleigh International bb spindle
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <5.1.0.14.0.20021203212753.00b086b8@pop.erols.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 09:04:26 -0800 (PST)

I agree with H.M. & S.S. Sachs on the weight issue - better to lose the fat (and clean those heavy, heavy, ounces of dirt from the bike. hahaha) As I am not technically smart, my interest in the Ti spindle was from a durability and performance perspective - does is acutally provide a better and more durable bearing rolling surface. From the reply, I understand these factors to be equal to steel. Richard Cielec Chicago, Illinois "H.M. & S.S. Sachs" <sachs@erols.com> wrote: Richard Cielec wrote : Also, you mentioned Campy titanium spindle. In my ignorance, I assumed Campy spindles were steel. I would be interested with installing one to my International. So, the usual stream of questions: these axles currently avail. new, over the counter? how can I identify titanium vs. non-titanium? When approx. when was ti spindle introduced?

The Ti spindle will not attract a magnet. It will save about one oz relative to steel (I actually weighed both at one point). $/avoided weight is usually too high to mess with, IMHO.

harvey "the cheapest weight to lose is on my waist" sachs mcLean va

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