Re: [CR]4-hole cage Campagnolo front derailleur

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 19:55:42 -0800 (PST)
From: "Harris" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]4-hole cage Campagnolo front derailleur
To:, Classic Rendezvous <>
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Hey Chuck,as you know,if it weren't for that hard campy aluminum?????? Harris Spracher,Waynesboro Va.

Chuck Schmidt <> wrote: Steven Maasland wrote:
> Cyclo-network is offering a 4-hole cage Campagnolo front derailleur<blah>
> One of these was offered last year and the word on the CR was that... (cut) chains perhaps caught on the 'extra' hole of the cage.

I remember when these first showed up in the late 1970s; I have used them ever since and I will say that the story of the fourth hole catching the chain pins is a recent phenomenon. I never had a chain pin catch because chain pins don't extend far enough for that to happen. I have no idea why the fourth hole went away. These derailleurs were well know to have the front clamp (straight band style) break if you over tightened the bolt (never had it happen to me).

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California