Re: [CR] Campagnolo Dropout Screws

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:17:52 -0500
From: coel canth <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Campagnolo Dropout Screws

yes, hi.campy's website shows a comparison of early dropouts and mentions the 4mm partially threaded adjuster screws with heavier spring.. it is hard to make out but he seems to date them circa 1950/51.. i think the next design with 3mm screw and early stamping was introduced around 1952 and made (i think) up until around 1957

here is a url with rough translation:

interestingly, he notes they were not used with the knurled brass cap though they do appear slotted in the rear like later adjusters

andrei padlowski brooklyn, ny currently ridgefield, ct

>My Wilier has dropout screws that are one size bigger than my later bikes - this one should be from approx 1950. Was this size the norm back then? When did Campagnolo switch to the lighter weight screws? My other 50's bike, which by the collective reasoning of this group, has been dated to 1958-1962, Italian origin, has the lighter screws. (this frame is for sale, it's big- around 60 CtC if I remember right, and is very interesting, though I have no clue who made it, was thinking either Frejus, or Piero Serrena - and was painted by Billy Rounds last year)

Anyway - What year did campy switch from size 4 to size 3 dropout adjuster screws?


Rob Gougahry
Stamford, CT USA