Differences of early Campy pedals, Was - Re: [CR] Ebay 6 Campy Pedal Axles $210?


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From: FujiFish1@aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 17:59:33 EST
Subject: Differences of early Campy pedals, Was - Re: [CR] Ebay 6 Campy Pedal Axles $210?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 11/19/2007 5:26:50 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:

Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:12:44 -0800 (PST) From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com> To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [CR]Fwd: Ebay Question : 6 Campy Pedal Axles : $210 ?? Message-ID: <61723.21672.qm@web55902.mail.re3.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Precedence: list Message: 3

Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com> wrote: Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:12:25 -0800 (PST) From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com> Subject: Ebay Question : 6 Campy Pedal Axles : $210 ?? To: gillies@cs.ubc.ca

Can someone explain the valuation on these six campy pedal axles? Is there something special about them ?? thanx.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220171760103

- Don Gillies

Don,

Three of those axles appear to be the very early version that has an O-ring channel rather than the helical dirt-spitter-outers. I don't know exactly, but I associate the O-rings with Record pedals from the 1950's. I think they were also called Gran Sport in an earlier period. I've seen some ratty O-ring pedals sell for crazy money on Ebay. This includes, but is not limited to early Con Dentes. I suppose there are a lot of those pedals with axles that have rust (as many old Campy axles do) or pitted races. It might also be that the buyer plans to convert a set of newer pedals into older pedals, if you know what I mean.

Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA USA

So this bears these questions: Are there any other differences between the o-ring and the rifled spindled pedal versions, visible when the pedals are assembled? Are there perhaps differences in the logo font, cage or body shapes, etc. too? Are the o-ring pedals all Gran Sport, and the newer version all Record, or is the line not so crisp?

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI

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