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" <>
To: "C.R. List" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo Nuovo Record and Super Record anodizing
References: <> <003f01c2ddfa$3855ba20$>

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