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Old 03-03-06, 02:29 PM   #1
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difference between campy hubs

i'm looking at 2 campy front hi flange hubs and they look identical, except one has 32 holes and has the word 'record' stamped underneath the work 'campagnolo', and the other has 36 holes but does not have the word 'record' stampe, however does have the name. i was wondering if anyone has any insight as to why only one of them says 'record', and how you tell exactly which hub it is, cuz isn't there different kinds or campy record hubs?
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The one without "Record" is older. I believe you can find out exactly what year they added "Record" to their hubs, here: http://www.campyonly.com/history/timeline.html
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Old 03-03-06, 03:01 PM   #3
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adam: $5 for you if you make us a little easy to follow time table on the evolution of campy hubs! i was going to ask this question: my hub has Campagnolo (in the cursive script) as well as "Record" stamped on it, but it also has the famous World Logo... can you name the year for me, since i am too lazy to do my own research.
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I've been wanting someone to make a clear track-specific Campy timeline for a year. No, two.

Who's up for the task?
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Old 03-03-06, 03:06 PM   #5
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i already nominated you, and i already gave you my final price!

we can work as a team though, i have mounds of free time at work.
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like this drac?

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yes sir!

and, ps: pat on the back for being able to get a good pic of that thing... maybe it is my disgustingly old digital camera, or the fact that it focuses for me, but i cannot for the life of me get a good shot of the inside part of the hub. great photo!
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another way to tell the age is to take the locknuts off and look at the date stamped on them.

obviously this won't work if they've been replaced...
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woo! i knew dolface would have the end-all answer for us all. so simple too!

did they start stamping at a certain date and stop at a certain date? or should an ancient hub have the stamp and a very recent one have it as well?
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this is speculation, but it's likely late 80s (88 or 89), based upon when the bike was put together that these hubs are on.

also, if you want to do anything with that pic, it's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisisf...n/set-1484247/
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i think they all have them, but i'm not positive...

(and it's kind of a pita to see the date 'cause it's on the inside face of the nuts, so you have to basically re-adjust your hub to check the date).
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nice! thanks.

and now for my next question: my campy hubs, all the campy hubs i have ever had actually, are not shiny. they don't sparkle. they are like dulled satinny alluminum rather than that sparkingly heavier looking metal. is there a way to polish mine to make them bright like that? those c-records on ebay are like jewelry... mine look like tin-cans. any help?
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nevr dull, works great.
simichrome too, if you can find it (try ebay)
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thanks much!

see ya at the NAHBS
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Oh I wanna do that to my cranks.
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simichrome
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thanks dolface, i just bought some off ebay and promise before and after pics
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if we can huff (and get high from) either of those two substances i propose the following:

campy buffing party - my apartment.
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im in.
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sounds like a plan to me. i got $5 on the sack of stuff...

someone must bring that old donnas single about huffing. and the ramones one too.
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*throws down 5, fires up limewire*
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hollllld up, campy cranks cant really be shined up to the same mirrory finish as the hubs/pedals can, right? they are supposed to be that dullish satin finish correct?

we can still have the huff party though. bump bump bump.
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well, i'm on the wrong side of the country, but you kids have fun... i'll just get drunk by myself and call it an evening
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I have no idea, but it cant hurt. I've deffinately seen ones shinier than mine.
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alright then. it's settled. i'll have my mirror-top coffee table cleaned, i'll sharpen my razor blades and we will throw this party!
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