Re: [CR]Campag Factory Hub Cone Adjustment ?

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Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 00:30:04 -0400
From: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campag Factory Hub Cone Adjustment ?
To: "James M. Kerr" <>, Pete Geurds <>,
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Let's not forget that then you clamp that flimsy hollow Campy axle with a cam mechanism to throw off the adjustment with who knows how much tension on the assembly.

Campagnolo made great use of 18th century technology (and I own and love many hubs) but there was a better technology, as used by Maxicar and others, from the 1950's on if you wanted precision.

Merely because adjustable cup and cone bearings are tolerant of misalignment doesn't mean you have to accept it.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "James M. Kerr"
To: Pete Geurds
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 11:04 AM
Subject: RE: [CR]Campag Factory Hub Cone Adjustment ?

> Pete,
> We are working on a project now that will be used to check the torque of
> some super bearings.
> In order to do this it requires such things as a very accurate air bearing
> rotary table, special drives, a granite base, and very a accurate encoder
> for the slow speed table rotation.
> This stuff is not cheap and would not be cost effective for even the most
> expensive hub sets.
> Jim Kerr
> New Haven, CT (still doing my Campy hub cones the old fashion way by hand)
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Pete Geurds
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 10:42 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [CR]Campag Factory Hub Cone Adjustment ?
> I wonder if the hand adjustment was to tighten or loosen 'cause the machine
> couldn't be trained to do it right?
> I thought a while back we decided they were tight for the wheel builders
> benefit and you were expected to know enough to adjust them before use?
> Pete "works in a place full of untrainable machinery" Geurds
> Douglassville, Pa