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Campy Athena D300 Hubs?

Old 04-10-12, 09:36 PM
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Campy Athena D300 Hubs?

Hey all,

Thought I'd ask to see if anyone here knows anything about Campy Athena D300 Hubs. I recently acquired a set of wheels with what I thought (think?) were Nuovo Tipo hubs and inquired as to their worth in the C&V "What's it Worth" sub section. I received helpful answers - thanks!

Poking around the web though, I couldn't find pics of Nuovo Tipos that looked just like mine and stumbled upon a VeloBase listing for Athena D300 hubs that do indeed look exactly like the hubs I have. Aside from that there's scant info about these hubs anywhere else which makes me question the validity of the VeloBase info.

My questions are: Did Campy actually make/brand an Athena D300 126mm, freewheel hubset? If so, were they just rebadged Nuovo Tipo hubs or were there internal differences, i.e. better quality races and cones?

My hubs appear to have the same hub shell as the Nuovo Tipos but have the Campy shield logo rather than the (older?) non-shield, winged hub logo. Also, the skewers have a different, more modern looking nut. The skewers are undoubtedly original as they match an identical hubset that my father gave me which he bought in '83 or '84 - he never swapped skewers. The VeloBase pics do look exactly like my 2 sets of these.

If somebody knows something I'd love to hear! I'm guessing that if the Athena D300 designation is legitimate, Campy used the same hub shell and possibly internals as the Nuovo Tipos and were the last hurrah for an inexpensive threaded hub from Campy. My hope is that they're a little better quality though

Thanks!
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The information on Velobase is correct, I have these Athena hubs, new and still in the box.
Don't know about the difference with Typo hubs.
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I have a set on my Viner. I bought them new from Nashbar in the late 80's. Mine run really smooth and functionally they don't seem different than Record.
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The set I got from my dad were also purchased from Nashbar as a part of a pre-built wheelset - I'm not sure what the rims are. Also, I'm probably wrong about the dates as I'm sure that he picked his wheels up at the same time you got your hubs or wheels.

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I have a set on my Viner. I bought them new from Nashbar in the late 80's. Mine run really smooth and functionally they don't seem different than Record.
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The set I got from my dad were also purchased from Nashbar as a part of a pre-built wheelset - I'm not sure what the rims are. Also, I'm probably wrong about the dates as I'm sure that he picked his wheels up at the same time you got your hubs or wheels.
I bought Campagnolo Ypsilon aero rims and some spokes at the same time as the Athena hubs from Nashbar and put them together myself. The wheels are very sturdy but not light. They are on my "Go To" bike for long rides where I don't want any problems...at all.

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