On May 26, 2006, at 4:07 PM, Donald Gillies wrote:
> My theory is that there was probably something about campy's nickel /
> anodization finish that causes the chainwheel to be susceptable to
> saltwater air.
There is no use of nickel involve with any anodizing of Campagnolo aluminum parts. Anodization is a controlled oxidation process. Colors are the addition of dyes in the porous oxide layer. Nickel is used it the chrome over aluminum that the plated ICS parts go though.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California