Re: [CR]Campagnolo Alloy Freewheel,,,has anyone ridden one???

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 21:15:18 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo Alloy Freewheel,,,has anyone ridden one???

Well, I did forget to mention that I'm saving the freewheel for next year's Giro. Since equipping me with it, my sponsors are upset that I haven't won a race yet, and they're threatening to cancel my contract if I don't produce something soon. They have already scaled back on my supplies. I've got my eyes on a particular mountain stage ... and I just know I can take it this time. Hoping for a podium place in the GC as well, but we'll have to see how my team holds out. Hope I don't get the same upset stomach again from all that pasta. It's always my Achilles' heel ... and really leaves me in the dumps!

(Sorry, also forgot to properly sign off on my last post)

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA ~ ~ ~

In a message dated 12/1/2008 8:00:13 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

I would like to suggest and remind those of you that don't realize the original intent of some of the world's most exotic equipment.!! ALL of this stuff is for highest performance wear it out and throw it away, cost be damned. This is stuff for pros whose sponsor pays and wants performance and results, techno weenies with megabucks, or broke suckers who wanna play wanna be and are always broke. If you have to ask about cost or durability other than for knowledge curiousity, you can't afford it! You guys are out in the statosphere and I love it!, but get your cycling psyche up in the same altitude so you don't have synapse implosions. It's RACING EQUIPMENT, GET IT? Not touring sluggo stuff made to go thru the 100 years war.
Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes Estates

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 4:24 PM
Subject: Re:[CR]Campagnolo Alloy Freewheel,,,has anyone ridden one???

> I was lucky enough to find one on Ebay several years ago, mounted to a
> very
> nice set of Record low flange/ Nisi black anodized wheels, for BIN of
> $200.
> The whole set was perfect spec. for my 84 Torpado Superlight. I didn't
> have
> the proper remover, and decided to ride it to see how it felt. After
> about
> 4-5 rides, I realized I was probably going to ruin it, and fast, so I
> relegated the wheels to show status only. The freewheel was close to new
> when I
> began, and after the few rides (say, 100-150 miles total) I could see
> some wear,
> but it wasn't crazy yet or anything ... I could just see that it had been
> used. As for function, It worked wonderfully, but like you mentioned, I
> expect
> it would only be a short time before it would start to skip when being
> used
> with any steel or even TI chain. Perhaps you could get a hold of one of
> those
> aluminum chains discussed today or yesterday in the "lightest Italian mid
> 70s freewheel and chain" thread! Ha ... good luck finding ... and
> affording
> one! But perhaps that would help to even out the skip problem, and slow
> down
> the wear. Or, maybe they both would just wear out fast?
> Ciao,
> Mark
> ~ ~ ~
> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:03:05 -0800 (PST)
> From: Kevin Kruger <>
> To:
> Subject: [CR]Campagnolo Alloy Freewheel,,,has anyone ridden one???
> I recently purchased a 1976 Pogliaghi that was delivered with an
> incorrect
> period Campagnolo six-speed 13-23 alloy freewheel. Just removed it with
> the aid of a borrowed Campy freewheel tool, and I am astonished how light
> t
> his thing is!!!
> Has any list member actually ridden on one of these freewheels, and if
> so,
> I'd be curious as to what their comments are about it (e.g., longevity of
> c
> ogs, durability of body, best chain to use, etc.). Suspect they were use
> d on Pro bikes only for low mileage or single stage use???
> While I don't subscribe to bikes, frames, or components being used as
> wallh
> anger display pieces, this freewheel may qualify!!!
> I rode an alloy SunTour Winner that was installed on my 1974 Teledyne
> Titan
> , but that was an anchor compared to the weight of the Campy --- now I
> know
> that the Winner was heavier due to the steel body. Recall that chain sk
> ipping occurred fairly soon, on the alloy Winner, and expect the same
> thing
> would occur with the Campy.
> Appreciate any relevant discussion on these freewheels since they just
> sque
> ak in to Dale's 1982 cutoff timeline.
> Regards,
> Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA=0A=0A=0A

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