[CR] Matching Campy date-of-manufacture numbers

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Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 09:06:47 -0400
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Subject: [CR] Matching Campy date-of-manufacture numbers


<< It seems to me that with components so close In years that it is possible that campy could have sold mismatched sets to clear out old stock.

Does anyone know if this is the case? Did campy ever sell gruppos with components from different years? >>

To me this is like the question, "Which lugs ( fork crown or bottom bracket shell) did X use in 1973?"

The manufacturers did not think it was important to be consistent in date markings. To them, a left hand crank is a left hand crank.

With groups, imagine that there are shelves on the left containing boxed head sets, on the right a shelve loaded with boxed derailleurs, down to the right there are boxes of crank sets... the factory worker is asked to go package a "group"; they pay no attention to how long the brakes have been sitting there as compared to cranks (or whatever). It just didn't matter to them. Nor did it matter to us in the bike shop. Upon receipt and installation on a frame, we just bolted stuff on. We all had no idea that future enthusiasts would be matching numbers so carefully!

Dale

Dale Brown cycles de ORO Bike Shop (since 1975) Greensboro, North Carolina USA

Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:20:01 -0700 From: Sean Flores <seaneee175@gmail.com> Subject: [CR] Mismatched Campy arms? To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" _classicrendezvous@bikelist.org_ (mailto:classicrendezvous@bikelist.org)

All. I recently picked up a SR equipped bicycle with a set of mismatched campy cranks. The drive side is dated 1982 and the non is dated 1980. The original owner swears that they have never been changed or replaced and that the cranks are what was originally on it when it was purchased new in Italy.

It seems to me that with components so close In years that it is possible that campy could have sold mismatched sets to clear out old stock.

Does anyone know if this is the case? Did campy ever sell gruppos with components from different years?

Sean Flores
San Francisco, CA
USA