Re: [CR] Campagnolo Super Record pedal with broken Titanium Spindle (David Allen)

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Campagnolo Super Record pedal with broken Titanium Spindle (David Allen)
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 09:52:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>

Disclaimer : I don't own any Campagnolo SR Pedals

My understanding is that campy used an oversized spindle (because Ti is 2/3 the weight and 2/3 the strength of steel.) So, the cups would need to somehow be larger, or at least a different size, so that the ball bearings would fit perfectly.

Thankfully, Peter brueggemann just posted a link to a guy / shop in hungary with lots of NOS campy parts. In some of the pictures I saw NR or SR spindles.

http://www.matuzmaster.hu/en/

There's also http://www.campyoldy.com and http://www.universalcyclecentre.co.uk and mercian cycles in the UK as places to look for spindles.

If you have an NR spindle, which is presumably smaller, then can't you just use the next-size larger ball bearing, in the appropriate size (do some experimentation to find out what works?) I don't think it would shorten the life of your pedals. Take any NR pedal and experiment with moving the spindle around.

Do you really want a Ti spindle, anyway? Do you really want to break that pedal again ??

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA