> Forgive me if this has been aired already and explained in full, but what was
> the origin of Campagnolo QR hubs? There is a page in the 1940 Tabucchi Tyres
> catalogue showing three hubs. The steel barrel, dural flange ones are sold as
> Ambra but the letters FB can be clearly seen on the centre of the barrels.
> Under these two is the "Campagnolo (Patented) Automatic Quick Release Hubs". The
> drawing shows what is clearly the FB front hub but with a skewer through it
> (with a little dumbbell on the non lever end) and the word Campagnolo written
> above the drawing. Obviously the hubs were made by FB, but what was patented and
> by whom? Presumably it was the idea of the cam lever at the end of the
> skewer. Did FB also make the skewer and lever for Campagnolo?
> Stuart Tallack in blazing hot Sussex where there is nothing to talk about now
> the weather is absent.
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Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA