Jim Cunningham wrote:
> RE: 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."
> The front derailleur has steel pivot pins which appear to be forged in
> place. I suspect that the manufacturing process may not allow for their
> being installed after anodizing.
> Steel may not be introduced to an aluminum anodizing bath. If it
> happened the parts would be destroyed.
> There's your reason...
Sounds plausible Jim. However the arms of the front derailleur are not anodized either and are aluminum without steel additions...
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California