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 Post subject: Campag crank ID
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:09 pm 
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I don't venture onto the road section that often and I'm sure this question has been asked before but is there any way to ID Campag cranks? I've read about the stamped diamond with a number inside being 70's, circle is 80's etc but I think mine is a lot newer, maybe circa 1999. Are there any identifying features? Any logo on the arms has long since worn off. It is a triple, with a 19 in a circle on both cranks and 04T on the LH crank, 04 on the drive side.
Any help or a pointer in the right direction appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:36 pm 
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There are ways to tell, but there are several groups so best to take a pic and post it. Alternately you could look at the Magazine and Catalog Scans section which has many Campagnolo catalogs


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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
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Surely a pic is the best way we can help. www.velobase.com is a good source of info.


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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:18 am 
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If the chainring bolt is tucked behind the crank it's Record. All the others IIRC are the same forging, with small differences in finish (and above all chain rings) separating them. In the early 90's the triple was a kind of non-series set called Racing T.


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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:23 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:02 am 
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With those markings on the reverse, it dates from 1995 or later.

1995 is when Campag started putting groupset names on components; at the same time the differences between cranks (except Record as noted above) became much less marked.

None of which helps you: have the logos on both cranks been polished off? It's unusual for both to be completely obliterated by heel rub: try looking obliquely along the length.


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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
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Thanks for the replies. Yes, absolutely nothing visible on either crank whichever angle I look at them from. Could remain a mystery then....


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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:03 am 
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The rings are pressed ones - so it's Veloce or Mirage. Athena and above had machined rings. As there is no difference between them in the actual crank forging, a good polish up with Brasso will have them looking good.


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 Post subject: Re: Campag crank ID
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+1 for the Veloce/Mirage id


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