Re: [CR]Titanium Hub Axles ???

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Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 13:35:44 -0400
From: "Daniel Artley" <dartley@co.ba.md.us>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Titanium Hub Axles ???
cc: gillies@cs.ubc.ca

I can't speak for ti expander and clamp bolts, but I've had ti hub axles for my Campy NR hubs, 126 spacing for at least 10 years on my touring bike and a ti American classic BB for the NR cranks set up as a triple. The axles were readily ordered I think from the QBP catalog, and the BB's were in stock, both by my local framebuilder, Tom Bruni here in Baltimore. I've used American Classic BB's on several of my bikes through the years with no problems. I have replaced bearing sets on the Sachs tourer once. I've even mixed other ti axles with the Am. Cl. BB cups that were all set for the bearing cassettes.

Your use may vary, but when you can be as anally obsessive as me at getting the BB and chainline perfect, you find something that works.

Dan Artley Parkton, Maryland
>>> Donald Gillies gillies@cs.ubc.ca> 05/06/2004 12:47:17 PM >> I have a question about Titanium parts modifications for campy nuovo record-era bikes. (1) Are TI stem expander bolts reliable? How much should they cost? (2) Are TI axles reliable? How much should they cost? (3) Are TI seat clamp bolts reliable? How much should they cost? (4) I presume that for a BB Phil Wood and Stronglight (Axis Light) are
      the only modern choices? (5) Are there any other "unobtrusive" places to install TI parts - in
      (particular - is there a campy compatible titanium BB spindle available? - Don Gillies San Diego, CA