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Old 04-06-12, 08:53 PM
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Never seen this Campy hub marking

Anyone ever seen something like this? A first for me:



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Old 04-06-12, 09:12 PM
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Someone correct me if I’m wrong here, but doesn’t the SU mean that it’s a Nuovo Record hub with Super Record sized bearings and races.
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Soviet Union or CCCP
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The logo doesn't look quite right to me.
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Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
The logo doesn't look quite right to me.
It's missing the world logo. It almost appears as if the Campagnolo lettering was re-etched deeper than originally, to allow for the globe and "RECORD" script to be polished away - without eliminating the "Campagnolo" script.

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Always thought S-U designated 7/32 bearings.

Other than that, no idea.
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Old 04-06-12, 10:26 PM
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Looks vaguely familiar but I am not sure why...

Do you think that maybe they are prototypes?

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Old 04-06-12, 10:58 PM
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I am considering buying a wheelset and saw this on the rear hub - the front does not match, mind you - and figured I might still go with it if it's something worth "talking about". Otherwise, my OCD side says to pass because the trademarks won't match.

As I say, I'm a bit OCD

Any idea why Campy would feel the need to designate S-U for 7/32 bearings on the hub shell? Seems sorta strange.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
It's missing the world logo. It almost appears as if the Campagnolo lettering was re-etched deeper than originally, to allow for the globe and "RECORD" script to be polished away - without eliminating the "Campagnolo" script.

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I'd agree. The descenders of the "p", "g" and end scribble look like they were buffed out as well. Quality workmanship but doesn't seem likely to be factory made.
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Here's a few clues to what it is;
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ub-%28pics!%29
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ecord-Rear-Hub
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...vip=true&rt=nc
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Campagnolo...-/380334824934
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So Super Record hubs, which were only identified by the "Record" engraved on them used a larger bearing than the a regular NR or Record hub? weird. Would that have been because of the rumored Ti axle?
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Fact #1: Both Record and Victory hubs have been seen with the "S-U" markings.
Fact #2: Since Victory hubs have been known to carry the "S-U" markings

Hypothesis #1: Would S-U have any connotations in Italian? Perhaps shorthand for denoting a pre-production or prototype example?

Additional information sought: DD, can you do us a favor and repack that hub? When you do so, check the bearing size and raceways against a normal Record hub.

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
So Super Record hubs, which were only identified by the "Record" engraved on them used a larger bearing than the a regular NR or Record hub? weird. Would that have been because of the rumored Ti axle?
Super Record uses 7/32" balls, which are smaller than standard 1/4" (aka "8/32") balls.
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