Fwd: Re: [CR]removing hub grease/dust caps revisited


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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 08:07:52 -0600
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Brook Watts" <brook.watts@comcast.net>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [CR]removing hub grease/dust caps revisited


Pete wrote: 'Hard to believe they missed making a special cap installation tool. my 02 cents.'

The fact is there were/are many Campagnolo factory tools that were not made available for 'consumer' use. For whatever reason I can't say. In my box I have a chainring straighter, spider arm straightener & hub race pullers that were given to me by a Vicenza mechanic during the 1984 Games. I've seen other crankarm tools as well but was not presented these at the time I received the others.

I also have factory made 'wheel gappers' which date back to that time when all racers used Campy dropouts and you could prepare spare wheel QR's to fit precisely when performing a wheel change in a race. That is a tool that is no longer useful with the wide range of dropouts in the peloton today.

Brook Watts
Longmont Colo