- Campag Record Hubs
I’ve purchased some old campag record hubs which I want to build up on an old vintage bike.
I am a bit unsure what size they will be and if I need a specific frame size or if its possible to just change the axel size?
I am unsure of the exact year but have attached a photo…..can anybody advise? any help is greatly appreciated!Posted 4 years ago
I’m going for 126mm rear and 100mm front, so any old bike set up for 6+7 speed.
this question got me reading;Posted 4 years agomattsccmMember
I have a couple of sets with GP4’s as well. One did run a 8 speed freewheel. Possibly I slid a washer over the axle at either ends to make room for a wider freewheel. In those days taking a file to the dropout to stop top gear rubbing was pretty normal. I have a wonderful 7 speed Regina titanium block in use on one at the moment.Posted 4 years agoAndyMember
Those record hubs are superb because they were fully serviceable. The races can be pulled and replaced. Plus they are through hardened not just case hardened like all other hubs so last for ages.
Those look like 100 front and 126 or 130 wide (possible as they are post 1978 versions) rear. Also for Italian threaded freewheel but an English should fit fine but worth checking.
If searching for a frame, worth noting that 126mm drop outs are most common but 110, 115, 120, 122 and 126 versions exist. Hubs can be adjusted to fit using 10mm washers but may need a new axle depending on difference which are hard to find.
If you are building up a period bike, might want to consider buying a complete bike that just needs a few bits swapped as the parts on their own seem to go for silly money these days
Retrobike is your friend for this but email in profile if needs
EDIT modern track frames are 120 but older ones were 115 or even 110 (with a 90mm front)Posted 4 years agomattsccmMember
Cold set in this context is a fancy term for holding a dropout in each hand and pulling them apart a bit. A small tug won’ t do anything as the frame will spring back. Why not just tug the dropouts part as you pop the wheel in. Wouldn’t worry about alignment,an older 5 speed mech won’t care.Posted 4 years agocynic-alSubscriber
Andy – Member
Those record hubs are superb because they were fully serviceable. The races can be pulled and replaced.
As can most shimano hubs!
Widening the dropouts is straightforward, ideally you would re set them after – if you don’t then it’s the same as pulling them apart to get the hub in each time – the QR will partly re set them anyway.Posted 4 years ago
So I should be able to fit the hub in with a bit of elbow grease is what your saying? I’ve atatched photo of frame….bit of an impulse purchase!Posted 4 years ago
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