Re: [CR] Campagnolo S ��� U hubset

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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:44:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Campagnolo S ��� U hubset
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20070626175357.327480@gmx.net>


> I had a guy in the shop today who sold me his "italian"
> racer. The interesting bit were the hubs; these are stamped
> Campagnolo and under that say S – U. They have the record
> grease clip and are otherwise identical to other campy hubs.
> The guy who sold this bike was a polish national; is it
> possible that these were iron curtain era campy hubs,
> specifically marked S–U - Soviet Union?
> Any thoughts or ideas?

Dustin, I cannot imagine that Campagnolo would have produced any items (even under contract) in Eastern Europe. But I imagine that they might have had sold items there for lower prices than they charged in the West. So perhaps they marked items so that they could not be easily imported pack to Western countries? I'm just guessing because it was a bit difficult to read exactly what you typed. (Some of the special characters produced by the German font seem to have been corrupted.) Best regards, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

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