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Old 05-23-11, 07:09 PM
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Campy rear brake drop bolt...

Well doesn't this beat all.

I got a pair of NR calipers for the Italvega from another member and I didn't notice in the pics that the rear caliper has a drop bolt! And I'm guessing the member didn't either as I asked him not to bother doing any cleaning to them at all (surprise)!



I have the pads all the way up and it would be marginally serviceable but would be much better with the straight-through bolt.

Anyone want to swap?
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Old 05-23-11, 07:19 PM
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What brakes? My Italvega requires some long reach sob's.
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Old 05-23-11, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
What brakes? My Italvega requires some long reach sob's.
Standard reach Nuovo Record. You using tubulars? You using NR? Wanna trade bolts?!

EDIT: Just noticed your avatar, approved!!
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Old 05-23-11, 07:29 PM
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This is what I have. Haven't put them in my Campy ID thread yet. You know what they are?



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My sources say you have Super Record. Lovely calipers.
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Old 05-23-11, 08:20 PM
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VeloBase says Triomphe. I answered my own question. Haha.
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Old 05-23-11, 08:59 PM
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Those drop bolts are like gold. I'm sure someone would trade you a conventional bolt for it. NOS they can sell for $70 a piece.
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Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
Those drop bolts are like gold. I'm sure someone would trade you a conventional bolt for it. NOS they can sell for $70 a piece.
Yeah, I know they're desirable and I could pick a conventional one up on eBay and sell this one. I'd rather just trade to a BFer that has a use for the drop bolt. It would have been really cool if they had BOTH been drop bolts I know the member I got the calipers from got them from the same bike (the dirt told me the same thing ), I should ask what the frameset was, odd that it might have needed just one drop bolt?
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I'll swap, if khatfull is still game for a straight-up trade; one bolt for the other.

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Old 05-23-11, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I'll swap, if khatfull is still game for a straight-up trade; one bolt for the other.

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I'm game....I don't need it, you do. PMing.
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Old 05-23-11, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Yeah, I know they're desirable and I could pick a conventional one up on eBay and sell this one. I'd rather just trade to a BFer that has a use for the drop bolt. It would have been really cool if they had BOTH been drop bolts I know the member I got the calipers from got them from the same bike (the dirt told me the same thing ), I should ask what the frameset was, odd that it might have needed just one drop bolt?
I don't think it was all that uncommon for a period. There was a reason frames were built with uneven brake reach front to rear, I think, but I can't remember what it was. Usually the rear needed the drop bolt, I believe.
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Did you get my PM, Full-o-Hat?
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Dang. I'm always late...
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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
Did you get my PM, Full-o-Hat?
...but not until after I had PMed Kurt?! Dangit, sorry.

If it falls through with Kurt for some reason I'll let you know immediately.

And BTW, I put up with enough of that "full-o-hat", "hat full of sh*t/crap/poop", "empty hat" stuff in elementary/junior/high school....I've pretty much enjoyed my adult life without it.
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Dang. I'm always late...
Third in line...
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
...but not until after I had PMed Kurt?! Dangit, sorry.

If it falls through with Kurt for some reason I'll let you know immediately.

And BTW, I put up with enough of that "full-o-hat", "hat full of sh*t/crap/poop", "empty hat" stuff in elementary/junior/high school....I've pretty much enjoyed my adult life without it.
Sensitive are we?

I guess Kurt wins out. I'm screwed all around. Not only do the calipers not have enough reach, but I just realized my brakes are recessed nut and the frame isn't. Poop.

You win this time, Kurt.





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Yeah, sorry...brings back horrid memories of childhood, sorry dude.

Bummer man...such pretty calipers too! Surprised you need so much reach.

From the 76 catalog your bike had Universal Super 68 sidepulls and they are nutted.

https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...ega-76/IT5.jpg

Velobase has those at 41-54mm reach and the Triomphe at 42-52mm.

Perhaps if your frame is older the reach was designed for centerpulls...do you know what year it is?
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I'm going to yield this trade to realestvin7. He can use the bolt more than I.

For the record though, those appear to be short-reach Triomphe calipers on your Italvega. Long-reach calipers should do the trick without need for the drop bolt.

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Yeah, sorry...brings back horrid memories of childhood, sorry dude.

Bummer man...such pretty calipers too! Surprised you need so much reach.

From the 76 catalog your bike had Universal Super 68 sidepulls and they are nutted.

https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...ega-76/IT5.jpg

Velobase has those at 41-54mm reach and the Triomphe at 42-52mm.

Perhaps if your frame is older the reach was designed for centerpulls...do you know what year it is?
I was thinking like '73 or so. It's a Nuovo Record btw.
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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
I was thinking like '73 or so. It's a Nuovo Record btw.
I stand corrected...I wish there was more of a catalog history for Italvega...I'm soooo spoiled with Fuji
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Serial shot.



Sweet Columbus markings on fork blades.



Does your frame accept nutted or recessed?
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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
I just realized my brakes are recessed nut and the frame isn't. Poop.
Use the recessed front for the rear and get a new full length front bolt.
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Originally Posted by realestvin7 View Post
Does your frame accept nutted or recessed?
Mine's nutted...

And I'll have to look at my fork blades closer and see if I have anything.

Hey realestvin7...we get these bikes done I see an Italvega appreciation thread in our future?
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Mine's nutted...

And I'll have to look at my fork blades closer and see if I have anything.

Hey realestvin7...we get these bikes done I see an Italvega appreciation thread in our future?
Fo sho. Mine's going to be a little on the cheap right now, but riding it is what's important.
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It would have been really cool if they had BOTH been drop bolts
I don't think Campy made front drop bolts.
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