Re: [CR]Raleigh International bb spindle

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh International bb spindle
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Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 09:25:17 -0700

Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Richard Cielec wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> All the ti spindles I have seen (Stronglight, Teledyne and Campagnolo)
> have pressed on steel bearing races. Ti would make a _very_ poor
> bearing race.

One more thing I just remembered: The Stronglight (best of the bunch by far) had pressed on sealed bearings (annular bearings).

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal