[CR]WTB Campy Rally body

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 06:43:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <110427.97237.qm@web88201.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]WTB Campy Rally body

Just before Thanksgiving, I had a rather strange incident on my daily commu te.  There is one rather steep hill for which I usually shift to the lowe st gear.  The last couple of weeks I have been riding an early 80's Assen macher custom touring bike with an Avocet/Ofmega triple and a Campy Rally R D.  So I shifted to the inner chainring.  The FD overshifted and droppe d the chain, which proceeded to wedge firmly between the inner ring and fra me.  Evidently the momentum of the wheel drove the RD back and up.  I l ooked down to find the Rally RD snapped clean in half, with most of the det ached RD hanging from the chain ABOVE the DO.  Anyone ever experienced a failure like this?  In 35 years of cycling, I've never seen anything like it.  The whole thing occurred within a couple of seconds of dropping the chain.  The section of the Rally body between the parallelogram and the upper DO was what failed.

I had to walk the bike 2 km back home.  Forunately, I had another Rally RD, so I replaced the broken one.  The only other damage was that the ha nger tab on the DO was toed in slightly.  I easily corrected that with a TA chainring straightening tool, which seems much better suited to straight ening gear hangers than chainrings.  Wound up being 2 1/2 hours late to w ork.

So anyone have a Campy Rally body only for sale?  Or an otherwise trashed one with a sound body and parallelogram?


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA