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Old 10-20-13, 10:08 AM
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Vintage Campy hub race replacement?

Gentle Wrenches,

When I obtained a '60s frame some while back, it came with a set of high-flange Campy hubs. A race on each wheel was beyond the pale, so into a parts box they went. I've pulled them back out and, with serious effort, removed a dust cap to look more closely. Yup. Pretty fried.



Now. The questions. Can the races be readily replaced?

Will it cost as much as a new hubset to find nos races? How does one extract this race without brut force and possible damage?

How does one "set" the replacement race, presuming one can source it, so that it is perfectly level/balanced?

Do I just toss these back into a high-end recycle (yuck, yuck) box?

Thanks.
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I recall a thread or 2 on the subject in which someone made a removal tool and was able to replace them. It might have been in the Classic & Vintage forum.
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^ Yes. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=race

MiamiJim links another thread in post #13 of this thread. I didn't look at the link but seem to recall him posting a thread on how to do this as well. Loose Screws does have the cups (NR/SR) if you want to spring for new.
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Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
Do I just toss these back into a high-end recycle (yuck, yuck) box?

Thanks.
I have done this several times. This hub is only on its second set of cups? Still young.

Extraction: a cartridge bearing puller tool is ideal, but my solution was jamming a few nails head first into the gap behind the race. Then punch out the race with a hammer and an old axle. Be careful about how you secure the hub shell - you will need a good bench vice and blocks of wood. I have used cups from toasted Record hub shells, or a Dura-Ace replacement race. I think once I used a pair of 6001 cartridge bearings and spacers/axles/bearing retainers from an old Suntour hub. IIRC, the Campy Record (only) hubs used a 28.0mm bore - a fortunate dimension.

Other tips: On reinstall, ensure that the repacement cup is well greased. Use the bench vice to reinstall - this will ensure it goes in dead straight. Of course the cup sits somewhat inboard of the lip of the hub.

And you should be aware that Campy axles have a non-standard tread pitch. I have been using replacement Shimano axles and cones recently on vintage Campy hubs due to cost and availability. Plus this allows you to use the excellent Dura-Ace (extra length) cones on the drive side so as prevent axle breakages.
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Gentlemen,

Thank you for the excellent ideas -- and for the link to the C&V thread on this. Michelangelo has an excellent solution. You guys have workshops that make me green with envy.

Anyway, I have lots of parts, but no spare cups until I track them down from donor or otherwise.

Thank you, again, for the great tips!

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