Re: [CR]FW: Campagnolo's stance on the stuff we love to abuse


Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 18:26:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bruce Krueger <bikebruce@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]FW: Campagnolo's stance on the stuff we love to abuse
To: David Feldman <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>, nick <nickzz@mindspring.com>, CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <20030916221710.28482.qmail@web20419.mail.yahoo.com>



> FWIW, it isn't hard to helicoil repair the cable
> anchor threads on any NR/SR front or rear
> derailleur. ***** 5mm helicoil?!? it isn't hard to tap it out to the next size over (6mm/1mmthread pitch, from 5mm/.8). you can do the same thing for adjustment barrels, if you can come up with a barrel with the appropriate thread (probably easier than locating the 5mm helicoil..).

oh, and the bonus is that the 6mm bolt and threads it's fitted in will be more difficult to strip/break in the future, though hopefully this isn't the sort of thing that should take more than one run-through/in to learn.

as for the following, it sounds as if it could have been written by a product-liability-shy 'customer service (<-I use the term loosely, I assure you)' guy anywhere, because, unfortunately, they probably have lawyers over there, too....:
> > >
> > > I thought I would pass along this response from
> > Campagnolo.
> > > > Dear mr. Loh,
> > > > thanks for contacting
> > us.
> > > > We are extremely sorry to inform you
> > > spares.
      for
> > your
> > > safety, you should have the entire bicycle
> > carefully inspected by
> > qualified
> > > mechanic before riding it again.
> > > > The lifespan of Campagnolo components, like
> any
> > other product,
> > depends
> > on
> > > many factors, such as rider size, type of
> bicycle,
> > riding style and
> > riding
> > > conditions.Impacts, falls, improper use or harsh
> > use in general may
> > > compromise the structural integrity of the
> > components and
> > significantly
> > > reduce their lifespan. Please have your bicycle
> > regularly inspected by
> > a
> > > qualified mechanic for any cracks, deformation,
> or
> > other signs of
> > fatigue.
> > > If the inspection reveals any deformation,
> cracks,
> > impact marks or
> > stress
> > > marks, no matter how slight, immediately replace
> > the component.
> > > > Best regards.