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Wotan 12-12-07 08:42 PM

Campagnolo coaster brake?
 
Found this hub on the interwebs:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2353/...53cfd62276.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/...c39c4c4fa9.jpg




The rear hub is described as a "Campagnolo pista". So anyway, did Campagnolo make coaster brake hubs???

Oh, and where can I get 'em..... Anyone got one lying around they don't want???

By the way, if anyone does a search for this they may see campyonly's rumor about a Campagnolo "Pesante" gruppo (based around a coaster brake) from 2006. Note the date of the rumour (April 1st). Don't get sucked in like I did. :o

el twe 12-12-07 08:49 PM

What the hell?!

melville 12-12-07 08:55 PM

Too fricking cool!!!

Looks like an F&S torpedo coaster brake with some sort of abused peanut butter wrench torque arm, but still cool nonetheless.

el twe 12-12-07 08:57 PM

"The page author got his 'anteriore' and 'posteriore' mixed-up in his
translation. "mozzo posteriore Campagnolo a contropedale, rarissimo
forse solo prototipo" should be read as "Campagnolo coaster brake rear
hub, very rare perhaps only a prototype". Very very cool. I'd like
to see if the hub shell itself has a Campagnolo logo, that torque arm
looks authentic to me.

Just when I thought I'd seen everything vintage Campagnolo....

K**** S****
Bellingham WA
USA"

http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp...MsgDate%5Ba%5D

Wotan 12-12-07 09:05 PM

Oh wait a second, I did my own translation from the page. By the way, THIS is the page.

So yeah, from that page:

"mozzo posteriore Campagnolo a contropedale, rarissimo forse solo prototipo" which I guess translates as: "Rear hub is a Campagnolo back-pedal brake, rarest perhaps only prototype."

Guess I can all but give up my search, huh?


[EDIT] Beat me to it. And thanks for the CR link.

el twe 12-12-07 09:51 PM

Might be worth contacting Campy, see if it ever went into production.

cuda2k 12-12-07 10:02 PM

The torque arm looks authentic enough. But yea, wish we had better photos of the actual hub. Haven't seen anything like it in the catalogs.

T-Mar 12-13-07 06:17 AM

Must be a fairly recent prototype, as it is only 24 hole! Perhaps if enough of you lobby Camapgnolo, they will put it into production.

cuda2k 12-13-07 07:25 AM

Low spoke count coaster brake hubs were not unheard of in the 70's. Yesterday I came across the catalog listing for the Shimano CB-100 coaster brake hub which had avaliable drillings ranging from 20! to 36. However it does seem odd that Campagnolo would produce such a prototype with a very low spoke count during that time.

T-Mar 12-13-07 07:36 AM

The low spoke counts on the Shimano hub would have been for small diameter wheels on children's bicycles. I find it hard to believe that Campagnolo would have been trying to crack the children's market.

lotek 12-13-07 09:10 AM

El Twe,
I edited you post to mask the CR listers full name.

marty

cuda2k 12-13-07 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by T-Mar (Post 5800094)
The low spoke counts on the Shimano hub would have been for small diameter wheels on children's bicycles. I find it hard to believe that Campagnolo would have been trying to crack the children's market.

Good point. The mystery continues!

ilikebikes 12-13-07 12:14 PM

What the heck is the piece going from the nose of the saddle to the top tube? and did anyone else notice the brake arm clamp! SWEET!

lotek 12-13-07 12:26 PM

The piece going from the saddle to the top tube was a stabilizer for the saddle,
it was pretty common on older track bikes. It kept the saddle at a constant height.
pretty spiffy looking item atmo.

marty

rmfnla 12-13-07 02:44 PM

:love:

Cynikal 12-13-07 03:12 PM

Agreed^

JeanCoutu 02-10-09 05:19 PM

Bump for awesome.
This is so ♥♥♥


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