[CR]question about anodized parts

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From: "Thomas L. Hayes" <hayesbikes@nls.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 11:53:53 -0500
Subject: [CR]question about anodized parts

Does anyone know when anodizing of components started? The first that I recall being common were the Dura Ace black components, but then I wasn't paying that much attention in those days, and probably not paying that much attention these days, but more because I can't remember anything now.

I just received a set of wheels with gold anodized Chater Lea hubs, 40-32. The gold, I would think, is anachronistic, or an after market or an attempt to "modernize" them. I do recall have a set of Pelissier hubs that were gold, but they were from the era of the Dura Ace black hubs in the seventies.

Thank you for any information.


Tom Hayes
Chagrin Falls, Ohio