Re: [CR]Re: Campy bottom bracket codes / Cyclo-Pedia

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Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 11:12:06 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Campy bottom bracket codes / Cyclo-Pedia

> Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 21:55:01 -0600
> From: Steve Kurt <>
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> Subject: [CR]Re: Campy bottom bracket codes
> Howdy gang,
> regarding the codes on Campy bottom bracket axles: the
> 1974 Cyclo-Pedia catalog had a nice chart showing the
> axle lengths, codes, uses (road vs track), etc. It
> even shows the details of how much axle extends past
> the cups on both sides! Lots more detail than you'll
> ever find in a catalog nowdays!
> You can find this on page 14 of the catalog, which
> can be viewed courtesy of Mark Bulgier and his huge
> tracts of hard drive:


Great reference! Thanks. Living only a couple hours from Cadillac and Midland, Michigan, I used to practically memorize my Cyclo-Pedia catalogs, and bought lots of Campy small parts (and an occasional der. or crank when I could scrape up the dough) from them in the "old days."

(BTW, my Cyclo-Pedia catalog lists a "68-SL-120" spindle - what's that?)

Here are some prices from 1982 that I still have the invoices for:

#756 crank dust cap: $0.90

#2100 BB bearing set: $0.90

#743 track hub lockring: $1.80

#2028 front brake cable: $0.90

#2029 rear brake cable: $1.45

Rally rear derailleur (late style): $31.60

Nuovo Record rear derailleur: $43.00 (quite a bit of scratch back then)

Record Pista crankset: $100.00 (ditto...)

#604/1 D/T shifter wingnut asm.: $0.50

#32/R rear hub cone: $1.20

#608 rear der. cable: $0.70

#2039 gum brake lever hood: $3.75

Vittoria Corsa CG (Italian-made) 250-gram cotton tubs: $25.00 ea.

Vittoria CX (Italian-made) 230-gram silk tubs: $28.50 (yeah, baby!)

Vittoria rim cement: $0.24 per tube (on sale from $0.30!!)

Now *those* were the days! Of course, I usually didn't have two nickels to rub together most of the time, but what was a few more meals of mac and cheese when you could buy new Campy parts with the money you saved up!

> By the way... am I correct in thinking that the
> "SS" code indicates not only Strada, but also
> designates it as *two* chainrings?? The Pista axle
> only has a single "P". I haven't seen an axle for a
> single or triple chainring road axle to prove this
> theory yet.
> later,
> Steve Kurt
> Peoria, IL

I'd guess probably not. The triple spindles are "68-SS-120 X3" for example (pre-1978) and I've not seen anything in any Campagnolo literature to support your theory, although the Cyclocross spindle is designated "C" and would be for one chainring....


Greg Parker
Ann Arbor, MI USA