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 Post subject: Campornolo Resto
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:53 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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So.. I picked up a Bike in rather a sorry state, but that I thought had hidden potential.. When it was dropped off to me, it was in slightly worse condition than I had anticipated, but hey, just meant the Resto Work would take a bit longer 8)

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Started with a disassembly, one that I believe had never happened before; certainly some of the parts had been on the frame since it was assembled in 1989/1990.. Gunge, Grit and Twenty Year Old Grease.. :twisted:

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The Rear Derailleur

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This was something else, I have never seen a Jockey Wheel so worn :shock: :lol: The spring was slow to return the hanger to its sitting position, the quadrangle linkage was sluggish and the finish was dull.. Anyways, I warned my Knuckles they'd be in for a rough ride as I opened the Can o' Worms that is a Mech Disassembly..

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However, there are very few things as rewarding as returning to a State of Former Glory 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:10 am 
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These are the Brakes..

I've never owned a Campagnolo Rig before [a Driving Force for this Project] so had no idea if the mechanisms would vary from Shimano and/or Suntour Components. I knew it would be interesting to see the differences in ideas, particularly ingenious was that Campagnolo "reused" parts for either side of the bike [i.e. Left & Right]; this was most evident with regards the Brake Levers. Removing the lever arm from the Clamp, flipping it 180 Degrees and reattaching it would get you the opposite Brake.

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The Cantilevers are simply beautiful.. The Aztec Brake Blocks had seen some action so needed replacing; as Like For Liek as possible, I went with the newer generation Aztecs.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:18 am 
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That Italian stuff does scrub up well, doesn't it? Any idea what the frame is? You have inspired me to start my old mech cleaning session for my new road bike later

Ahem, if your backside doesn't get on with that saddle, I'm always looking for a new one of those...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:23 am 
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Rollin', rollin', rollin'..

I was amazed at how well the components of this Gruppo had lasted, and not worn out completely; the hubs & bearings were testament to this. Sure the bearings needs some fresh gunk and the freewheel was beyond saving, but the bearings themselves and the hub bearing cups were in pretty good shape.

I snapped the rear axle during this part of the Resto, but that was an excuse to replace it with a CroMo unit [£18!] and upgrade it to 135mm..

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So, deciding to leave the Campagnolo Rims in favour of a set of Mavic MA40s was a difficult decision.. Moving away from a Complete Campag Build :roll: But.. The MA40s are more Period Correct, and a set of Dark Ano rims always look good with Skinwalls 8)

Convincing the Fisher Fattrax Tyres to sit on the Mavics was however an entirely more difficult manoeuvre :shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:31 am 
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Rule of Thumb..

Over-engineered in appearance, but simplistic in design, the Thumbies are unmistakably Campagnolo 8)

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great job!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Long ago, a bloke in a bike shop explained the appeal of Campag by saying, "Campagnolo's components wear in, whilst everybody else's wear out."

Looks to be true!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:04 am 
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Drivetrain

So I kinda cheated with the Chainset.. I went NOS.. This decision was fueled by the need to replace the Chain and Cassette; I figured I needed to mate a new Chainring Set with these.. Plus, it's always nice to get NOS 8)

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You might notice I've used a Crank Extractor Bolt setup here, I do have some Syncros Crank-O-Matics on their way which will sit better than the new Ti units I have in there..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:29 am 
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stunning

lets see parts on the frame aswell!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Cabling

Finding a complete set of NOS Campagnolo Cables in pearlescent white was something I had not expected, but I knew this was an opportunity that would enable me to really set this Gruppo off 8)

The old Outers have seem some cable travel and are mismatched; my guess is that the original Campag' outers needed upgrading in a couple of cases.. I will however clean them up before installing the Newbies [this Weekend].. :wink:

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