Re: [CR]Help ID markings on Campy BB cup...

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10)

Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 11:21:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Help ID markings on Campy BB cup...
To: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>, Pat Moffat <rocketman_531@msn.com>, Classicrendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <p0624082ac324e618be6b@[10.0.1.39]>


I'm currently building up my early 80's Cuevas with Spanish components. I have a Zeus 2000 BB I bought cheap from BC because it is French thread, although even the French ones are no longer cheap. The Cuevas, of course, is English, so I substituted steel Zeus Criterium English cups for the Ti 2000 ones, No problem, perfecly compatible, took the same baerings. And I've never heard of Zeus Ti BB axles breaking. As I've said before, Zeus made much better and more intelligent use of Ti than Campy did. Some badmouth Zeus as cheap Camoy copies, but the Zeus 2000 gruppo was much different from and superior to the problem-plagued early Campy SR gruppos.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com> wrote: Pat Moffat queried:
>I recently acquired an unidentified bike on Craigslist. The BB fixed cup
>is marked 'Campanolo con sfere DA 3/16" ',

'Man from the countryside with balls of 3/16"'
> and the spindle is marked
>'32-RN' on one of the flats. The spindle is otherwise unmarked. The
>threading is English. I believe the crankset is a Stronglight model 57.
>What is the meaning of the markings on the cup and the spindle flat?

I believe that's the rare titanium Super Record setup. It's a collectors item if the spindle hasn't snapped off yet, probably worth big buckx.

That's the only model I know of that used 3/16" balls rather than the usual 1/4" size. (Gave them room so the spindle could be a bit fatter than the standard steel one, in hopes that this would keep 'em from snapping off.)

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