Re: [CR] Wanted: Campagnolo Pista axle (Italian)

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Subject: Re: [CR] Wanted: Campagnolo Pista axle (Italian)
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 19:33:25 +0000

Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 05:43:04 -0700 (PDT) From: Fred Rednor <> To: CR RENDEZVOUS <> Subject: [CR]Re: Wanted: Campagnolo Pista axle (Italian)

> Anyone out there have a Campagnolo Pista axle (Italian)? > Should be > stamped "70 - P - 120". I can pay cash or I also > have a "68 - P - > 120" or a "68 - P - 110" I could trade.

Chuck, Must it be stamped "70-P-120"? I'm asking, because the Italian version of this BB - it's an Athena - will also work perfectly. Well, the chain line might differ by about .5mm:<blah

There is also a Chorus version of this BB that will work for you. The Athena version will be for thin-wall cups, and the Chorus for thick-wall. Unfortunately, they are all stamped "70-SS", just like the earlier asymmetrical BB spindles, so you would need to be dealing with someone who a) actually understood the nuances of Campagnolo spindles; and b) knew how to measure them. Best regards, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

Fred (and all, FYI):

Athena spindles are either 114 or 116 mm long, depending on the vintage. Too long to be used as a surrogate Record Pista spindle....

Fred, perhaps you are thinking of the (silver in color) Victory spindles? Those are symmetrical, 109 mm spindles that are of a Record-level of precision and material. They are marked 70-SS, but are the perfect fit to replace a Record 70-P-120 spindle, which is also 109 mm long. I wish I had some, but I do have the Victory British/French/Swiss 109 mm 68-SS version available. All of these spindles that we are discussing use the 'thin' style of BB cups, by the way (including Chorus).

Greg Parker
Ann Arbor, Michigan