Re: [CR]my Old Campy Track Hub w/o lockring threads


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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]my Old Campy Track Hub w/o lockring threads
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 12:36:03 -0800
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Steven Maasland wrote:
> Mike wrote:
>
> I have a sort of mystery Campy rear track hub that is looking for
> an explanation.
>
> It is a large flange "no-record" early track type hub but it has no
> stepped-down reverse threaded provision for a lockring. Weird. At
> first I thought perhaps someone might have stripped the lockring
> thread and had it removed by a machinist. But the rounded profile
> of the hub shell makes me question that. There doesn't seem like
> there was any stepped-down section at all to begin with. The flange
> spacing definitely is wider than that of a regular road hub. I have
> some photos posted on the Wool Jersey Gallery :
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/fabianm/wool+jersey+gallery+1
> +001.jpg.html
>
> I too have had one of those hubs. Like John Barron, mine was from
> the late 50's and was fitted to a city bike. It was on a single
> freewheel bike. To see if this is the case on your bike, you should
> measure the distance from the end of the freewheel threading (at
> the shoulder) to the outside of the axle locknut. My guess is that
> the distance is much less than what you would need to run a
> standard 5-block freewheel. I doubt that you would normally see
> such a hub outside of Italy, but within Italy they don't seem to be
> overly unusual.
>
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ
> USA

Yet another example of Campagnolo parts that were never listed in their catalogs over the years. To me, the most surprising item never shown in the catalogs was the Record derailleur, available from 1963 to 1973.

Incidentally, the HiLo flange rear hub didn't shown up in the catalogs until ten years after it was originally made.

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