Re: [CR]Record Hub Dustcaps or "no problem..."


In-Reply-To: <40B498F3.8060505@peterwhitecycles.com>
References: <147.2aa0b742.2de59b9f@cs.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 07:00:07 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Jan Heine <heine93@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Record Hub Dustcaps or "no problem..."


>Carb7008@cs.com wrote:
>
>I recently bought a Campy Record hi-flange hubset basket case. The dustcaps
>
> Whoever said to not bother removing
>>these caps during rebuilding was right on!
>
>That would be me. There's no benefit whatsoever to removing the
>caps. The only time I remove them is when replacing a pitted bearing
>cup.

I find it much easier to clean the races _completely_ with the caps removed. Often, the caps have sharp edges on the inside, on which my rag, Q-Tip, etc., gets caught and frayed. It would be nice if they screwed in, like on pre- and immediate post-war Maxi hubs...

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Jan Heine, Seattle
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Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
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