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Old 01-27-10, 04:46 PM
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Spindle, axle, etc. re-grinding service on eBay

read about this in the CR list, and am passing it along to C&V, I have not used his service, but this is a one-man operation that offers to regrind vintage spindles and cones...and he's doing it thru eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Campagnolo-Zeus-...item1c0fab87f5
if anybody does take him up on it, it would be nice to report back.
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fwiw, I managed an acceptable re-grind of a BB spindle on my drill press using a dremel, successive grades of emery cloth, and polish. It wasn't perfect, but it was vastly improved.
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I was thinking that this was a great idea until I got down to his prices. I've got a Normandy Luxe Competition hub with pitted cones. I think I can replace the entire hub for $37. It make more sense for parts that are unobtainable, though.

I've got a drill press, I think I'll experiment with turning the cones myself. I'd wrap emery cloth around a suitably-sized dowel and turn it at high speed.
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I have a pitted Stronglight spindle that I would be tempted to try this with. It is a good service, seems a little pricey. The drill press idea isn't such a bad one either.
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I really tried to read through that ad but figured about halfway through it I would not want anyone who wrote all that to be working on my bike parts.

Instead of a page explaining his convaluted fee structure, I would prefer to know how he is addressing the issue of hardness and material loss. It's easy to chuck up a cone or race in a lathe, drill-press, mill, etc. and grind on it until it's smooth. But it may very well be as useless as it was in a worn out pitted state if not done properly.

I'm not saying he does not know what he's doing but he should lay out the process clearly so one knows what they are getting.
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I have reservations about this. While spindles and cones are made from very hard steels, they are case hardened for extra durability. So, unless you discover the pitting very early, there is a good chance, the amount of refinishing required will remove the case hardened layer and the race will wear very quickly.
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I think he covererd that in #6.
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