[CR]Old-style campy dropout adjusters

(Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon)

From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 18:16:16 -0800 (PST)
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Old-style campy dropout adjusters

First, I always recommend purchasing stuff from the CR list members where available, and I think that Bicycle Classics has these at a good price.

When it was under previous ownership there was a time period when I was unable to order anything from that CR list sponsor. At that time, I adopted this solution :

1. Buy new-style campy adjusters with the plastic nuts (bicycle classics, $6, or ebay: wwcyclery, 2x for $10) 2. Buy some generic 29mm mid-length chromed ones and swap the nuts. (www.loosescrews.com, $4.50)

These are a pretty good approximation to the original campagnolo screws. The nuts are a little thicker - maybe 3 mm wide rather than 2.5 mm wide, but on the "DWG" scale of restoration accuracy, you cannot tell the difference until you're 6 inches away from the bike and I consider that to be a perfect match.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA