Re: [CR]Campy TT cable clips

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 08:44:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy TT cable clips
To: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20060110162259.90081.qmail@web30612.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


I try to use Simplex (or Huret), but these are getting harder to find. Sometimes one has to resort to (horrors) Campy. BTW, I've tried to find longer screws for Campy clips, but they seem to have used a non-standard pitch, so hardware-store metric screws won't fit. I guess one could drill out the bulit-in nuts on the Campy clips, then use a standard nut behind it, but that would look a bit tacky. In The Day, most French manufacturers, with the notable exception of Peugeot, offered an all-Campy model. Did these use Campy clips? If so, did they have longer screws?

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com> wrote:
    Jerry, Does this mean you're not using Simplex clips on your French bicycles? If so, I'm appalled... Cheers, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (Etats Unis)


--- Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:


> One drawback of cutting the screws is that the clips cannot
> then be used on French bikes, which have slightly larger top
> tubes. In fact, one can only just get an uncut Campy cable
> clip to fit a French top tube. This brings up an interesting
> question. Did Campy ever make clips with longer screws for
> use on French bikes?
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
> Big Spring, TX
>
> ritzmon@aol.com wrote:
> Riccardo Bulissimo asks:
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> Was this common practice among you other Prodotti Oldfarti's?
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> Hey, I resemble that remark! Yes, my friends and I used to
> cut all those protrusions as well, but for weight savings,
> not safety. Of course, adding that little touch of frame
> color coordinated paint on the cut edge brought the weight
> right back. Ah, vanity...
>
> Cheers,
> Mark (vain?) Ritz
> Arcata, CA where it's getting ready to rain again!
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