RE: [CR]Classic Colnago's-130mm rear?

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 07:46:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Tom Dalton" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Classic Colnago's-130mm rear?
To: Rich Rose <>
In-Reply-To: <>

I've never seen an early- or mid-80's frame with factory 130mm spacing, but it is not all that surprising that they exist. My understanding is that "normal-spaced" 7-speed freewheels were used by some pro teams at that time. This is only word of mouth info from a knowledgable source at Yellow Jersey in Madison, WI. I can rememeber being surprised by this at the time, but also knowing that the source was a reliable one. To give further credibility to the idea of "normal spaced" 7 speeds, note that the early 7-speed Campy freewheels required 130mm spacing. Also, I have a Maillard 700 freewheel with a 1986 date stamp that definately doesn't fit in the stock 36.5mm hub-thread-shoulder-to-locknut spacing of a Record hub. I think most people assume that all 7-speed freewheels are like Suntour New Winners, Regina CX's, and Shimano DA's. Apparently this is not the case with the early Campys and the 700's.

--- Rich Rose wrote:

> My mid '80's DeRosa has 130mm spacing, and it came

\r?\n> with SR & 7 speed.

\r?\n> Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)


\r?\n> -----Original Message-----

\r?\n> From:

\r?\n> [] On

\r?\n> Behalf Of Martin O.

\r?\n> Walsh

\r?\n> Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:53 AM

\r?\n> To:

\r?\n> Subject: [CR]Classic Colnago's-130mm rear?


\r?\n> Dear CR List, Following the Colnago Mexico thread 2

\r?\n> list members have

\r?\n> said their respective early 1980's Colnago's have

\r?\n> 130mm

\r?\n> spacing....Classic content: was this done on any

\r?\n> other makes and

\r?\n> models,and if so why?I've always associated the

\r?\n> 130mm spacing with the

\r?\n> advent of 8 speed freewheels/cassettes,which I

\r?\n> thought to be late 80's

\r?\n> at the earliest...Yours truly,Martin Walsh in

\r?\n> Vienna,VA