Re: [CR]Campy spindles and drop out spacing

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 17:57:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy spindles and drop out spacing
In-Reply-To: <a06240800c2fd10f60c8d@[]>

> > Campagnolo road (Strada) axle markings in Catalog 17: > > 68-SS-120 > > 70-SS-120 > > FWIW, my NR Strada spindle from '85 is only marked 68-SS, > and the catalog No. 18 lists them that way also -- only > the Pista spindles are differentiated by adding 100 or > 120.

     By the mid-1980s, Campagnolo had lost all discipline, as far as bottom bracket spindle markings were concerned. The latter, 111mm symmetrical Athena/Chorus spindles are also marked only with "68-SS" or "70-SS". Also, some latter spindles, intended for thick wall cups, have a block oxide finish - like the earlier spindles meant for thin walled cups.
     But when Catalogue 17 was printed, even the demi-gods in Vicenza couldn't predict the confusion that would eventually prevail in the future.
     Fred "Spindle-ologist" Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)