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Campy Record Headset: order for re-assembly

Old 02-06-16, 04:05 AM
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Campy Record Headset: order for re-assembly

what is the correct order for the re-assembly of this Campy headset? Please see photos. Thanks.
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Old 02-06-16, 04:08 AM
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Also, I wonder if this wasn't cobbled together from parts of more than one headset because I could not match it to either Record or Super record. I understand the two pieces with the races are not in the photo. But, they are not stamped Campy. So, I am wonder what group set they would be associated with .
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The thick aluminum ring/spacer doesn't go with that headset. It is for a Super Record set.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
The thick aluminum ring/spacer doesn't go with that headset. It is for a Super Record set.
I thought something was not right. I have owned a couple bikes with old school Campy headsets and this one did not seem right when I tried to re-assemble. I also looked at a ton of photos on the internet and none matched.
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You can use it but then don't need the thin steel washer. They both do the same job but the Super Record one is snazzy and pricey for just being a washer.
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You can use it but then don't need the thin steel washer. They both do the same job but the Super Record one is snazzy and pricey for just being a washer.
Ok, so I can lose the thin steel washer. Thanks.
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Pardon my ignorance (I only have one Campy HS bike) but I thought it had lots to do with the length of the steerer tube. If it was cut/threaded a bit long then you'd need both spacers to prevent the lock nut from bottoming out. Or cut the tube down. If the lock nut tightens without one spacer or the other then bob's your uncle. Is it really so cut an dry as "you don't need that spacer. I can tell without seeing the steerer tube"?
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Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
Pardon my ignorance (I only have one Campy HS bike) but I thought it had lots to do with the length of the steerer tube. If it was cut/threaded a bit long then you'd need both spacers to prevent the lock nut from bottoming out. Or cut the tube down. If the lock nut tightens without one spacer or the other then bob's your uncle. Is it really so cut an dry as "you don't need that spacer. I can tell without seeing the steerer tube"?
yes. forgot about that. So, going back to my original question, what I the order of the stack .. Does the fancy Campy spacer go above or below that less fancy spacer?

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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
yes. forgot about that. So, going back to my original question, what I the order of the stack .. Does the fancy Campy spacer go above or below that less fancy spacer?
Doesn't look like it matters either way. Add/delete spacer washers as needed, put them in whichever way makes the most mechanical/aesthetic sense to you. Whether or not the washer/spacer is keyed and how far down the steerer the key slot goes seems like it'd be the only consideration.
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Originally Posted by Henry III View Post
You can use it but then don't need the thin steel washer. They both do the same job but the Super Record one is snazzy and pricey for just being a washer.
And thicker. The rest of the parts in the pictures are steel Record headset parts, so the Super Record spacer is incongruous in that setting.

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Ok, so I can lose the thin steel washer. Thanks.
It depends on the length of your steer tube. If it's long enough that you need both washers to prevent the top nut from bottoming out on the steer tube, then you should keep both. Or sell the thick Super Record spacer for big bucks and buy some generic spacers instead.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Does the fancy Campy spacer go above or below that less fancy spacer?
The thick aluminum spacer comes from an entirely different model than the other parts, so it doesn't matter.
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The aluminum washer is wrong for a Record headset... Especially if the headset has the C within a "less than and greater than" symbols. Except... In the 80's we received a few Record headsets with the detailed aluminum washer, no keyed washer.
Often there are exceptions.
What I liked about the washer was when adjusting the headset the lower wrench won't skip very easily. Campagnolo does have a special tool to assist if you don't have the fancy part.
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i toss steel washers, replacing them with aluminum, even for flips.

they aren't as ridiculous as steel chainrings, though.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Ok, so I can lose the thin steel washer. Thanks.
Or keep the steel washer, sell the SR washer, and buy something you really need. @Henry III is right. They are kinda pricey:

campagnolo super record headset washer | eBay
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