Re: [CR] NOW: other CPSC changes

Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

Subject: Re: [CR] NOW: other CPSC changes
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 14:52:30 +0000

Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 14:14:36 -0700 From: "e a" <> To:, Subject: [CR] NOW: other CPSC changes


Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 10:36:55 EDT From:

This was one of a group of mostly useless changes mandated by the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) in 1977-78.

Bell shaped plastic shrouds on rear derailleur adjustment screws. - to assure that only the Campagnolo-approved, sold-to-bike-shops-only adjusting screwdriver would fit.

Shield logos on hoods - to avoid the appearance of an attempt at world domination.

Bob Hovey Columbus, GA


really? how does changing a logo meet a safety standard? though if true, keeping a post-78 bike period will be a bit easier and less expensive than trying to find the globe hoods, though i think those do look better.

were the bell shaped plastic shrouds on both NR and SR? i actually like how those look.

Eric Acuna Santa Rosa, CA Hi Eric: I think Bob was being a little (OK, a lot) tongue-in-cheek with his post. The hood logo change occurred in about 1983, with the advent of the "script logo" calipers. It had absolutely nothing to do with the CPSC-mandated changes. It was just part of a "rationalization / re-alignment" of Corporate logos and markings. No sinister plot involved....
Greg Parker
Dexter, Michigan