Re: [CR] Velo-Mine polishing aluminum campagnolo vintage record components March 2010

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Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:51:34 +0000 (UTC)
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To: Charles Nighbor <cnighbor1@comcast.net>
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Cc: ben@velomine.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Velo-Mine polishing aluminum campagnolo vintage record components March 2010


These services generally sound great, but for a few items, notably crankarms, it makes me a tad nervous.

A rough but in no way exact way of judging use of a crank is to look at its cosmetic condition. Lots of toe strap rub, nicks, and the scrapes help tell a story.

Campy NR/SR cranks do break on occasion, and miles of use is very closely related to the likelihood. Again, not an exact means, as some folks could break new ones, and typical folks may never break one. But if one spiffs up a well worn crank and makes it look gorgeous, it makes one usure as to its history. Of course, those "in the know" generally shy away from components that should be annodized but for some reason were polished. But those unaware of this issue can get a false sense of security. So I suppose it is great to do on ones own bike. But folks should be aware of why an item was polished if it shows up on the second hand market.

Mike Kone
Rene Herse Bicycles Inc. / Boulder Bicycle
Boulder, CO USA
http://www.renehersebicycles.com
reneherse@comcast.net


----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Nighbor
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Cc: ben@velomine.com, Charles F Nighbor
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:38:09 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: [CR] Velo-Mine polishing aluminum campagnolo vintage record components March 2010


Here is an interesting service by Velo-Mine

We can bring the life back to your scratched up & worn components!

Cranks,stems, brake levers, calipers and rear derailleurs require anodize stripping before polishing, which is included in the rates below.

Polishing rates:

$60 Crankarms

$20 per chainring

$35 seatpost

$30 headset

$50 pair hubs - includes new bearings and Phil grease

$50 brake calipers

$40 brake levers

$10 shifters

$25 stem

$60 rear derailleur - service only available on certain models

$60 pedals - service only available on certain models

Call me at 217.827.1173 or inquire by e-mail ben@velomine.com Ben Cole

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=129_28

Not related Charles Nighbor Architect and Proffessional bicycle rider Walnut Creek, CA USA