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Campy C-Record Sherrif Stars for Commuting/Everyday?

Old 04-02-06, 10:32 PM
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Campy C-Record Sherrif Stars for Commuting/Everyday?

Anyways, Just wondering if you have any experience w/ riding the c-record sherrif stars hubs on your everyday bike.
I've seen that picture on sheldon's site with the broken flange but has anyone of you ever experienced flange falures?

I have mine built up 36h 3x tied and soldered to campy omega strada hardox rims.
or should I just save this set for track and built up another dedicated set for commuting?
btw, any comparisons between the different eras of campy track hubs?
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Old 04-02-06, 10:52 PM
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Not that anecdotal evidence is particularly useful, but I have personally seen a c-record sheriff star hub fail.
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Old 04-03-06, 03:13 PM
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They're great hubs. I have three sets of C-Records and one set of super records. Differences? C-Records are lighter and much prettier. Enjoy them!
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Riding them for about a year now on my communtes and longer rides on hills (even slowing down hard on the downhills and some skidding on dry pavement). No cracks yet even though I've ridden through potholes, but I am a light rider (under 150 lbs.). Great hubs though, smooth and spin forever. Definetly lighter than most. I don't think I'd recommend them for daily/street use for most people though (considering their $ and what they're designed for).
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Why would you bother using them for daily commuting? Either use them as they were intended (track) or flip them on eBay for mad cash and buy four sets of Suzue NJS loose ball hubs...
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I ride regularly on the street with c-record hubs...even a bit of cyclocross... and no problems at all even with 32h hubs and 200+ lbs. I think you will be fine with the 36h hubs 3x laced. Just don't do any curb hopping!
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Originally Posted by 12XU
Why would you bother using them for daily commuting? Either use them as they were intended (track) or flip them on eBay for mad cash and buy four sets of Suzue NJS loose ball hubs...
To the OP: Ride the hubs. *That's* what they're intended for. I hop curbs every day. (Just don't forget to keep the internals clean, as the hubs are unsealed.)
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Originally Posted by jrowe
To the OP: Ride the hubs. *That's* what they're intended for. I hop curbs every day. (Just don't forget to keep the internals clean, as the hubs are unsealed.)
it's worth noting here that jrowe is a meticulous maintainer of all things on all bikes. he does rebuild the hubs regularly. if you're not up to that kind of work, you may take his advice with a grain of salt... not everyone relishes the maintenance opportunity.
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Originally Posted by chimblysweep
it's worth noting here that jrowe is a meticulous maintainer of all things on all bikes. he does rebuild the hubs regularly. if you're not up to that kind of work, you may take his advice with a grain of salt... not everyone relishes the maintenance opportunity.
Aren't there other things on the bike that need regular maintenance? If you never want to get your hands dirty, get a buscard. I ride campy records, 32h and 36h, hop curbs, skid, whatever, with no problems whatsoever and I'm not exactly svelte. Now my tubular gluing skills.......
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Originally Posted by monkey
Aren't there other things on the bike that need regular maintenance? If you never want to get your hands dirty, get a buscard. I ride campy records, 32h and 36h, hop curbs, skid, whatever, with no problems whatsoever and I'm not exactly svelte. Now my tubular gluing skills.......
i'm not arguing thae durability point, of course.

my point is that you shouldn't ride unsealed unless you're willing to take care of 'em. a sealed hub will go months longer without maintenance, and let's face it, we're not all ambitious when it comes to maintenance.

i ride phils on my everyday bike because i know that i'm too lazy to maintain unsealed hubs as much as they demand.
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