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Campognolo hubs with tubular rims, what to do with them

Old 03-17-11, 11:14 PM
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Campognolo hubs with tubular rims, what to do with them

Just found a wheelset at a charity shop, and now have no clue what to do with them.
They are 28 spoke hubs, and I generaly don't run that few. I have never used tubulars, and don't really feel the need. Guess I just saved them from being tossed.

My question is, if I decided to sell them, should I just sell the hubs, or try to sell the rims as well? they are reasonable strait, I have not messed with them, but spun them in my stand.




I cant even use the freewheel(dura ace), there are to many hills around my area and I like donuts to much.

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Old 03-17-11, 11:18 PM
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Those are nice wheels, if they were mine I'd mount some tubulars onto them and ride them on special occasions
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^+1. They look like c-record to me. Maybe the bike gods are telling you to try out tubulars.
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The Campy Victory rims are really good rims. They came in 2 versions, the Strada & Crono. The Crono was the lighter rim, which I've assumed meant more fragile. If the hubs are good, you could probably get 100 on ebay. Tubulars are going out of fashion tho.
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I have almost the same wheels sitting here and Ive been wondering that too. I think these are just record, not c-record, but definitely those same campy rims. I thought about cutting the spokes out and selling the hubs, seems a shame to wreck a set of nice wheels.
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I ran the Strada version of those rims and never had a complaint, but a lot of folks have a very low opinion of all the Campagnolo rims...not the hubs, though!
I'd keep them as a wheelset and don't take them apart unless you can't sell them complete.
If you do strip them down to hubs...send me a PM
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Well, I got my answer, and with all apologys to everyone who contacted me that wants them, I think that I may be cleaning them up and using them to try to keep up with the middle of the pack. Now if I can just learn how to patch tubulars!


Oh, and they are not record, but "brevetti".

Also, in response to anyone who PMed me about them, I can't answer cause of the post thing. tried to answer, will probably be trying them out as a go fast wheelset myself.

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Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
I ran the Strada version of those rims and never had a complaint, but a lot of folks have a very low opinion of all the Campagnolo rims...not the hubs, though!
I'd keep them as a wheelset and don't take them apart unless you can't sell them complete.
If you do strip them down to hubs...send me a PM
What was the complaints of the Campy rims unworthy? And what is the difference between Record & C Record?
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Is that a dura ace freewheel or HG cassette?
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As far as I know these are C-record.
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
I have almost the same wheels sitting here and Ive been wondering that too. I think these are just record, not c-record, but definitely those same campy rims. I thought about cutting the spokes out and selling the hubs, seems a shame to wreck a set of nice wheels.
Those are C-record, not Nuovo Record or Super Record. As wheels they should be totally usable and salable. Aside from rim denting, the major risk is bearing wear. I would definitely open up the hubs and clean/check the bearings. When they are this old they could be perfect, or have dried out grease, or be actually worn. If they only need new balls and grease, you have a set of great Campy hubs that are like new, functionally. Any 6- or 7-speed BSA-threaded freewheel can be put on that rear hub, so you are by no means limited to the tall gears taht are on there now. 7-speed freewheels can be had with 13-34, so that would give you mountain bike or heavy touring gearing, to support your donut habit.

Check prices on Ebay for wheels. For a few hours work you could have a wheelset that can be sold for at least $100, or used on one of your bikes for the coming few decades (yes, literally) if you keep up with the bearing maintenance.

Clipping spokes: those spokes are not cheap and are definitely not junk. As new they could total up to $60, and as they are they are totally usable. Take the time to unscrew the nipples if you are going to remove the rims.

Well-built, a 28 hole wheel can be very strong. Why not try them before you trash them?
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Originally Posted by shipwreck View Post
Well, I got my answer, and with all apologys to everyone who contacted me that wants them, I think that I may be cleaning them up and using them to try to keep up with the middle of the pack. Now if I can just learn how to patch tubulars!


Oh, and they are not record, but "brevetti".

Also, in response to anyone who PMed me about them, I can't answer cause of the post thing. tried to answer, will probably be trying them out as a go fast wheelset myself.
They are C-record, not "brevetti." Campagnolo placed seemingly arcane Italian terms on many of its products. Not all of them were actually marked with their series or grade. We know they are C-record because of their design features.
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They are C-record, not "brevetti." Campagnolo placed seemingly arcane Italian terms on many of its products. Not all of them were actually marked with their series or grade. We know they are C-record because of their design features.
Thanks, I am a suntour guy

feeling the bearings, even without looking they feel nice. I have never seen campy hubs before and I was impressed with the feel in the hand. No play and they spin for a long time in the stand. a rebuild will have to wait a bit, till I have time.

I did not know that anyone really wanted tubulars, and never looked at them before, man are they pricey, and the thought of riding on glue is kind of scary, but think that i am going to give it a go. Will keep the smaller cluster, cause its not like I will be lugging grocerys home on these wheels. time to burn some winter lard anyway.

funny thing, they were in a pile of bent up nasty steel 26 inch wheels, and when I asked how much, was told a dollar each and asked if I wanted them all, as I could get a deal. I declined and just took these, and was then told that they were going for scrap the next day. So I did not feel to badly about getting a set of wheels for two bucks.
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That's a crazy deal. If they were 32s or 36s, I would be very interested. I think you will really like the tubulars.
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Send them to me... I'll give you $3 for them
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Shipwreck, don't shipwreck those wheels! They are quality!
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Oh, and they are not record, but "brevetti".
No, they're C-Record. "Brevetti" is Italian for "patented."
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If you do overhaul them, be careful taking those stupid dust caps off. They made a special puller. You can pry them off, but will make little dents as you do. I took an old crappy Park cone wrench and ground it bigger so that it would fit in the groove to pop them out. Not ideal, but better than a screwdriver.
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If you do overhaul them, be careful taking those stupid dust caps off. They made a special puller. You can pry them off, but will make little dents as you do. I took an old crappy Park cone wrench and ground it bigger so that it would fit in the groove to pop them out. Not ideal, but better than a screwdriver.
yeah, lucky I have a pretty good collection of bike repair books as well as the net to refer to. Not afraid to make a tool for the job. Thanks for the heads up.

One more question, there is an oil port covered with a clip. once they are rebuilt, what should I use, and with what frequency, if at all?
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
No, they're C-Record. "Brevetti" is Italian for "patented."
thanks, guess I need to learn this "campy" stuff now.
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yeah, lucky I have a pretty good collection of bike repair books as well as the net to refer to. Not afraid to make a tool for the job. Thanks for the heads up.

One more question, there is an oil port covered with a clip. once they are rebuilt, what should I use, and with what frequency, if at all?
Don't use the oil port ... It's decorative. Regular grease on the bearings like every other hub & BB in the world..
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Don't use the oil port ... It's decorative. Regular grease on the bearings like every other hub & BB in the world..
HA. Thanks, sounds good.
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Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
What was the complaints of the Campy rims unworthy?
Good question. All I can say is that once when I voiced that I had used and thought highly of the Strada rims I got a nice flame-attack from somebody who said to the effect that: "no way, all those Campy rims were cr*p and everybody knows it".
Exactly what made them bad (not round before lacing, bad seams, soft alloys,???) I never knew.
Somebody who had more experience with them than I did will have to fill us in.
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Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
Tubulars are going out of fashion tho.
Been outta fasion......

They're nice wheels but if your looking to maximize profit your best to cut the hubs out and sell them seperately. Tubulars are a death sentence in regards to resale value.
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Originally Posted by rothenfield1 View Post
The Campy Victory rims are really good rims. They came in 2 versions, the Strada & Crono. The Crono was the lighter rim, which I've assumed meant more fragile. If the hubs are good, you could probably get 100 on ebay. Tubulars are going out of fashion tho.
Brilliant News! - Cos I LOVE tubulars!
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