Duncan Granger wrote:
> Is there a way to date Campy nuovo tipo hubs? They have the straight (not curved) QR lever, and the truncated-cone QR nut. Also, the Flying C logo. Lever says "patent campagnolo". They're built onto Fiamme yellow label rims which came, strangely enough, on an Atala Grand Prix. The tubing is drainpipe, but the wheels seem kind of nice.
>From the Campagnolo Timeline (www.velo-retro.com):
1967 Catalog #15 is printed for the year-end trade shows. Included for the Record group is the Nuovo Record alloy rear derailleur and the Nuovo Record bottom bracket (rifled axle aperture cups). Also the triple chainring crank and cyclocross flanged-chainring crank, the Nuovo Tipo small and large flange hubs (round holes in flanges, no oil hole and stamped steel races)...
And from the NOTES section at bottom:
Some Campagnolo parts can be dated by codes or patent dates. As an example, the Nuovo Record rear derailleur has a patent date that corresponds to its manufacturing date starting in 1970 (example "PAT. 70"); marked "PATENT" before 1970. The lock nut on the hub axle typically is stamped with "CAM. 60" or some other number denoting the last two digits of the year of manufacture...
Incidentally, "Flying C logo" refers to Cinelli's newer logo, not Campagnolo's logo, which is a QR lever with wings and a wheel.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California