Re: [CR] Wanted Campagnolo Front Dropouts for 1961

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:52:43 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR] Wanted Campagnolo Front Dropouts for 1961


On 07/02/2010 05:27 AM, Hugh Thornton wrote:
> I have a circa 1961 frame and fork on which the Campagnolo front
> dropouts have been mutilated to a point where the best course of
> action is replacement, especially seeing as how I am going to have
> the frame refinished anyway.
> Am I right in thinking that these dropouts, with fender eyes,
> remained substantially unchanged through 1974, maybe beyond? And
> does anybody have a pair for sale, either new or off a totally
> wrecked fork? I could even exchange/part exchange a pair of used
> long rear Campagnolo dropouts.

I think you're correct in that they didn't change, but there were two different styles of eyeleted fork ends: the stamped "Gran Sport" version and the forged #1010 version. The forged fork ends can be distinguished by the raised, machined clamping surface. The clamping surface of the Gran Sport model was flush with the rest of the dropout and not machined.

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