Re: [CR]Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record anodizing

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale)

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 17:07:45 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record anodizing
References: <3E5D2B03.DB366ABE@earthlink.net> <003f01c2ddfa$3855ba20$7b257044@nebi.com>


Raoul Delmare wrote:
>
> Offered for your consideration , is the fact that an anodized part which
> happens to become scratched , can not easily have the scratch polished away
> , even BEFORE it leaves the factory .
>
> I always thought the lack of anodizing on certain aluminum parts had
> something to with those aluminum parts being held , tightly clamped by
> large machines , while pieces of steel were pressed into them .
>
> The pressing operation could easily result in scratches , and once the
> steel pieces were in place that part could not be anodized .
>
> Hubshells have the steel bearing races ( cups ) pressed in .
>
> Front derailleurs have the steel pins pressed in .
>
> Rear derailleurs . . . ?
>
> Seat posts . . . ?

Nope, I don't agree. I have had Campagnolo hubshells anodized black after pulling the races. It's very easy to press in the races with out marking the hubs.

It is no big deal for a manufacturer to set up their assembly lines to not have the parts get scratched in assembly.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA

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