Re: [CR]Nuovo Record Chainwheels

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Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 11:45:21 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Nuovo Record Chainwheels
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Ken Toda wrote: (cut)
> After 30+ years, I can see the Sugino ring with a lot of memories, but also
> it might be better ring than Italian one? It could be harder and better made?
> If I have had a testing lab, I could compare with Campy ring made at same era!

During the 1984 L.A. Olympics, Campagnolo provided the technical support for all the cycling events.

A friend of mine who was a mechanic at Marina del Rey Bikes went to work for and was trained by Campagnolo to be one of their technical support technicians for the games and later for neutral race support around the US.

One of his favorite demos to illustrate the quality of Campagnolo chainrings was to take a Shimano Dura-Ace chainring and a Campagnolo chainring (any model of Campagnolo chainring), one in each hand, and try to scratch the side of the Campagnolo chainring with the Shimano chainring teeth. No effect. Then repeat, trying to scratch the side of the Shimano chainring with the Campagnolo chainring teeth. Result? Lots of scratches on the Shimano chainring.

He also said that there was no difference in quality between any of the Campagnolo chainrings regardless of the group they were from. In other words, all Campagnolo's chainrings were of equal high quality no matter what the price of the group.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA (Campagnolo Timeline, reprints and T-shirts)