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

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:03:05 -0800 (PST)
From: Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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.

Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA