Re: [CR]Those weird sizes on Campy equipment...and Welcome back Brian! Good to hear from you again.


Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 16:17:16 +0100 (MET)
From: "kim klakow" <Akimbo71@gmx.net>
To: "richardsachs@juno.com" <richardsachs@juno.com>
References: <20041202.061924.20630.15433@webmail30.nyc.untd.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Those weird sizes on Campy equipment...and Welcome back Brian! Good to hear from you again.
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

... and I just filed down a 4mm allen key to fit. But as you correctly noticed, Tom, both items are from the same era (off-topic, dare I say) and before that everything is aok. And what about the 7mm french stem allen bolt. I think the french are the worst at mix´n´match. you will find bolts sizes ranging from 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (if you´ve got a bolted stem), 13, 14 (if you´ve got one of those stupid saddle clamps) to 15; and a mix of allen key bolts on top of that. If you´re really lucky you´ve got 6mm drop-out adjusters as well!

greets, Kim "toolbag as heavy as the rest of the bike" klakow berlin, germany


>
> i always used a 7mm on those crank bolts.
> and the brakes were sold WITH a 3.5mm wrench in the box.
> e-RICHIE
> chester, ct
>
>
>
> -- "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@comcast.net> wrote:
> I long ago gave up wondering about the logic of mixing so many kinds of
> threads and types of measurements (English threads, metric and inch
> increments, Italian threads, etc) all on the same bicycle, but the
> question
> that has me really stumped is this.
> Why does Campagnolo use such weird size openings on some of their bolt
> heads...probably other places, too. I mean c'mon...3.5mm in the Delta
> brakes? 6.5mm on the bolts holding the cranks onto the BB axel on C
> Record
> cranks? They must have known that not very many folks would possess such
> strange size tools. What could have been their logic behind this?
> Obviously they could have made or specified them any way they wanted.
> What
> am I missing about all this? Was this an effort to keep amateurs from
> working on them?
> Tom Sanders
> Lansing, Mi