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Old 06-12-03, 11:22 AM   #1
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Campy Track Hubs

Is anyone running Campagnolo large-flange track hubs on the street? Iíve heard that they may not take the abuse and considering their price, may not be worthwhile. Iím considering burning a bonus check on a new track frame and would love to run the full Campy pista group w/ the large-flange hubs.

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Old 06-12-03, 12:07 PM   #2
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I run large flange Campys (one vintage set & another, newer style) on two bikes.......and been doing so since the mid 90's.......absolutely no problem. Of course, I've read articles about shattered Campy track hubs and I think Campy is thinking about including a disclaimer in regards to using their track components on street. I don't understand why track hubs would be of 'less duty' quality as compared to road hubs. Now, when it comes to seals, that may be a different situation......if you plan on riding in rain and muck, you might be better off using Surly hubs, IMO.... But I've ridden in rain on my Campies with absolutely no problems...
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Can you still buy new Campy high flange track hubs. The only ones I see on their site are low flange. Does anyone know a good place to buy high flange campy hubs?

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Do you reckon Campagnolo cast their track hubs seperately- and in a "different" way to the road hubs? No, nor do I. I have a set of their LF hubs with road axles, spacing and skewers. These have been built up into very stiff racing wheels and have never caused problems of any kind. I weigh 180 although I'm generally light on components....

Perhaps Campy have seen film of people stunting their hubs on hard pavement and are a bit wary of encouraging the purchase of their stuff for trick purposes?

Shouldn't be an issue unless you are very big/ like to destruction test your wheels (in which case even Campy can oblige you!)
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Can you still buy new Campy high flange track hubs. The only ones I see on their site are low flange. Does anyone know a good place to buy high flange campy hubs?

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I believe American Cyclery in San Francisco has a few sets of new HF track hubs in stock.......and they're not cheap...
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If you get the hubs you need to get the crank as well, the arm shapes match the hubs, very cool.
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I believe the Campy Track hubs are designed exclusively for track use, never encountering bumps, potholes, curbs etc. or any braking tension (except for the backpressure of the rider's legs in rear hub) although Campagnolo probably never actually stated this in thier brochures or user manuals. They probably assumed that all of us bikies are just supposed to know that!

So I'm guessing for this reason the hubs can be made extremely light and still be HF.
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In a moment of weakness for all things Campy, I picked up a set of new high-flange track hubs from a LBS ($250). The hubs are 28f/36r and Iíd like to build them w/ aero rims just because I like they way they look. Any suggestions on rims would be appreciated.

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Congratulations on your new aquisition. You'll be pleased with your investment. In aero rims, I kinda like the polished deep-V Velocities....... But for me, I kinda wished Mavic brought back the old polished MA2's.....
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cxp33s are sweet. as are cxp14s (the REALLY deep V rims oh my god they're sooo sick) if you can find them in clincher (or at all).
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CXP-14s available here:
http://cambriabike.com/SALE/rim/index.htm
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oh my god thanks!!!!
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