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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Strange question, but I'm pretty anal about these things...

I'm about to build a set of silver Record OS hubs into a wheelset. The front is this style:

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Is this the 'correct' orientation for the QR? (i.e., lever at the plastic dust cap end) I'm just wondering if that's how Campag intended it. The orientation of the oil clip on my sample would support that, but the knurling on the locknuts would contradict it, if it is to match the rear hub. Also, it would seem more natural to have the preload adjustment on the same side for front and rear.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:46 pm 
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The 2006 catalogue shows it the same way around as you have it, but a quick google has found a few images of it the other way around: http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photos/2 ... _front_hub

so I don't think it really matters!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:54 pm 
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:D

Of course the wheel in that picture is laced in such a way that I would normally mount it the opposite way around (purely for aesthetic reasons) so perhaps that's an error too...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Follow the orientation of the rear hub.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:54 pm 
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A fellow rider read me the riot over the orientation of my skewers. He was adamant that it had to be both on the left side.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:10 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
A fellow rider read me the riot over the orientation of my skewers. He was adamant that it had to be both on the left side.


That goes without saying, I'm talking about which way round the hub should go, not the QR.

I'm inclined to put plastic cap on the right, but shall sleep on it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:57 pm 
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The front should mirror the rear.......more importantly the valve should face the logo on the hub and the valve should be in a space where the spokes are parallel or divergent so the pump will fit.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:40 am 
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I know all this, it's just what constitutes mirroring that's in question. :)

Also, there is no fixed logo on older Campag hubs, so I've chosen to line up with the grease port.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:15 am 
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Post a picture of the rear one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:18 pm 
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Adjustable cones go to the same side ie to the LH.

or if theres a logo, so you can read it as the hub rotates forwards...

This means your skewer is in back to front ;-)

OCD fixed :-)


What Shaun says is correct too; makes lacing far simpler so everythings in the same place ..


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