Re: [CR]Yet more on HURET drop out adjustors

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Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 14:38:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Yet more on HURET drop out adjustors
To: Chuck Schmidt <>,
In-Reply-To: <>

Unless I have the Campys installed backward as well, the Campy screw head is inside the DO, and can only be turned with a screwdriver after removing the wheel. The back end of the screw, outside the DO, has a domed cap threaded onto it. It's true, you can turn the cap to adjust the screw, but ONLY if you wish the move the wheel axle FORWARD on that side. If you turn the cap the other way it will thread off the screw rather than moving the screw backward.

So the method you propose works only if you always adjust the stops by moving one side forward. If someone were obsessive about constantly adjusting the stops, he would eventually wind up with the wheel at the front of the DOs. Besides, there are times when one may need to move the stops backward, such as when changing the size of FW or chainring.

All details aside, a design which places a screw head such that one must remove a component to access it is less logical than a design that actually makes a screw head accessible to a screwdriver. The only reason to think otherwise if is if one has a "Campy is always right" mindset. I must confess I've myself been a bit infected with this mindset, as I initially installed the Huret adjustors in the incorrect and illogical manner for no other reason than that that was how Campy did it.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Chuck Schmidt <> wrote: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> Well, I turned the adjustors around, as advised by the list. This
> frankly makes more sense than the Campy design in terms of ease of
> adjustment, although the Campys are less likely to vibrate loose.
> (snip)

> OK, then I need to turn them around. Actually, that makes more
> sense than the Campy design, in that it's much easier to adjust
> them when the screw heads are to the rear. (snip)

Jerry, please explain your belief that it is easier to use a screwdriver to turn a Huret adjustor than it is to use your fingers to turn a Campagnolo adjustor?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California