Re: [CR] Titanium BBs etc.


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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] Titanium BBs etc.
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 09:50:47 -0700
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Deja vu once again, once again, once again... ======================================================================= Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp? Filename=classicrendezvous.10506.0036.eml Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 14:41:51 -0800 From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt(AT)earthlink.net> Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo Super Record bb question

John Thompson wrote: > > Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote: > > > Odd that Campy had so many problems dealing with Ti, as they were > > doing some pretty sophisticated engineering in automotive parts, even > > some for Formula 1 cars. Meantime, I've never had or heard of > > problems with the Ti bits in the Zeus 2000 gruppo, or with the Ti > > parts made by OMAS. Even Stronglight, I think, later had a > > successful Ti axle BB, although by then they may have learned from > > Campy's mistakes. > > Zeus was never as widely popular as Campagnolo, and this surely explains > at least part of why you don't hear much about Zeus Ti breakage > problems. And the central section of the Stronglight Ti BB spindle was > larger diameter than a standard spindle; see the bottom of page 7 in my > Stronglight catalog: > > http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/catalogs/stronglight.pdf

Just repeating myself here...

Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous. 10309.0355.eml Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 08:24:09 -0700 From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt(AT)earthlink.net> Subject: Re: [CR]Ebay outing: Spanish Copy (Triplex?) of Campy NR Derailleurs

Out here in California in the 1970s and 1980s The Quick Release Bicycle Club (Joe Kossak, Director Sportif, Peter Johnson, one of the stars) was sponsored by and rode Zeus components and the team members told me they were very unhappy with the reliability of the Zeus parts (I won't repeat their actual words). They did, however, like the Zeus alloy freewheel.

These things are what make a reputation...

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA =======================================================================

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California United States of America http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)