Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:38:30 -0800 (PST)
From: ken denny <kendenny66@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <000501d5bae1$d3262cc0$c32b3ccc@default>
Subject: [CR]Re:Anodizing

Chuck Wrote: From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: [CR]anodizingdating correction #203

Someone on the list previously commented about the reason for the Campagnolo Record front derailleur not being anodized, something like "I see no reason for this except perhaps economy. it is very difficult to keep individual small parts separated in an acid tank - if they touch, the process will get screwed up (basically, the anode will short out). Imaging getting 10,000 units of front derailleur parts if you were Campy's anodizing company?"

How can this be the reason, when millions upon millions of aluminum spoke nipples are routinely anodized all those colors? Am I missing something here about the production anodizing of small parts. The front derailleur parts are much larger than a spoke nipple, right?

Also, I never saw Tullio Campagnolo concerned in the least about saving pennies on the manufacturing of his pro group. Tullio seemed to spare no expense in the production of his pro stuff. Anyone else have any ideas on why some of the aluminum parts were not anodized?

Chuck Schmidt El Pueblo de Nuestra Se├▒ora la Reina de los Angeles de Porci├║ncula
>>Maybe, maybe not. Just a theory, Chuck. Nothing to get all huffed up about.


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