Re: [CR]early campy horizontal dropout questions (Duncan Granger)

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Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 12:52:33 -0400
From: "Steven Willis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]early campy horizontal dropout questions (Duncan Granger)
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I know they are lighter and they do not slip but I thought they were made for touring first. Steven Willis The Bike Stand 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330

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Subject: [CR]early campy horizontal dropout questions (Duncan Granger)

> Hi all,
> I recently acquired a 1973 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain (#6559) that has
> Campy vertical rear dropouts. They are clearly original. I've learned
> from the archives that campy introduced them some time in the 60s. Also
> that Raleigh used them on the R.R.A. in 1973 (same year as my JT).
> So, questions:
> Why vertical rear dropouts in 1973? Did they have some special advantage
> that made them better for a specific discipline (i.e. TT)?
> Why did they take so long to catch on?
> Duncan Granger
> pondering "dropping out" of work early to go riding in
> York, PA