Re: [CR]Campy spindles and drop out spacing

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From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campy spindles and drop out spacing
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 18:27:04 -0700

On Aug 30, 2007, at 5:50 PM, Michael Allison wrote:
> Ken and Chuck:
> Relax!!
> Recently I tried to use a 70-SS-120 Campy spindle on a frame that
> was made for a 6 speed freewheel. While everything worked, the
> small ring was so close to the chain stay that it would rub the
> frame when under high torque. So I opted to use a longer modern
> spindle and now everything works fine. But then a new problem: the
> Q factor is more than I'm used too. So there seems to be some
> wisdom in Campagnolo's system.
> Michael Allison
> New York, NY

Friends describe me as having "started off slow and then tapered off." I'm somewhere between relaxed and comatose.

There are lots of combinations of Campagnolo spindles (axles) and cranks.

"1978 - C.P.S.C. (Consumer Product Safety Commission) mandates changes to NR/SR. Included are a front derailleur lip, 2.5 mm increase in spacing between crank spider and arm to clear the front derailleur lip with corresponding increase in bottom bracket axle length..."

There's large bump and small bump cranks (ref to area around back side of axle hole). And on and on...

You just got the wrong mix of the old stuff (no need for the modern spindle [axle] in other words).

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA