RE: [CR]Slotted/oval/racetrack holes on HF Tipo hubs

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From: "David Bilenkey" <>
To: "Classicrendezvous" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Slotted/oval/racetrack holes on HF Tipo hubs
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 21:21:23 -0400
In-Reply-To: <>

A further note concerning my question. The hubs I'm referring to are like the ones Nick mentions below (I happen to only have a front laced into a wheel). I looked through all the Campy catalogues and they are always referred to as Nuovo Tipo, from their first appearance in the 1967 catalogue to the 1984 catalogue, and always shown with the round holes right from 1967 on.

As of the 1973 catalogue when Campy starts assembling a Gran Sport group, these hubs are included as a component in the group, but are still always called Nuovo Tipo. As a set they are numbered 1253, as individual hubs they are numbered 1266 for the front and 1267 for the rear. But again all of the images are always the round holed flanges.

I suspect that these are not early (otherwise all the illustrations from the beginning would have likely had these racetrack holes like the Record hubs), nor are they late (given that they have 1970 locknuts). I'd like to know if perhaps they were somehow done as an experiment, for a customer, or as a mistake(?).

I wonder how many there are?

David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

> -----Original Message-----
> From: nick zatezalo []
> Sent: August 13, 2004 6:03 PM
> To: David Bilenkey
> Subject: RE: [CR]Slotted/oval/racetrack holes on HF Tipo hubs
> Dave,
> Are these the hubs you are referring to in this post? I called them Gran
> Sport but
> was not real sure if that's what they were. I did not check the lock nuts
> for dates.

Nick Zatezalo

> [Original Message]
> From: David Bilenkey <>
> To: Classicrendezvous <>
> Date: 8/13/2004 4:14:41 PM
> Subject: [CR]Slotted/oval/racetrack holes on HF Tipo hubs
> Having come into one of these hubs I did a search in the archives but
> couldn't see anything conclusive. Was the consensus that these hubs were
> just early Tipo? This particular one is dated 1970. Perhaps the switch to
> round holes was a cost saving measure and helped to visually differentiate
> the Record and Tipo hubs.
> Thoughts? Conclusions that I missed? Anything?
> Thanks,
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada