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Campagnolo record carbon clear coating(6 posts)

Campagnolo record carbon clear coatingbuffalosorrow
Jun 22, 2003 5:48 AM
I have the rec carb levers on my singlespeed cyclocross bike, I chose campy over dia-compe soley on comfort. I have been commuting a year on them/ the bike, 15miles/ day x 5 days/wk and have noticed, aside from breaking the body on a wintery ride over a bridge, that the clear, epoxy/ resin coating on the carbon lever is chipping and cracking, have any noticed this?

I am disturbed that this pricey item has some ugly wear. So much that I actually will not be purchasing any record carbon for my cyclocross racer, as I think the alloy levers and alloy, ti, steel components cosmetically will hold up longer.
Should I contact Campy USA? Although they were not of much help in the past (broken lever body).
UV damage?C-40
Jun 22, 2003 5:56 AM
Does your bike sit out in the sun all day? If so, it could be UV damage. Also could be just a fluke. Never had a problem with any of the three sets of Record carbon ergo levers that I've owned.

Obviusly, you don't choose carbon for durability. Stick with aluminum for parts that see lots of weather and/or rough treatment.
This is true.the bull
Jun 22, 2003 6:17 AM
Campy says to keep there carbon stuff out of sun or heat.
Storing a bike in a hot car is a bad idea.
used but not abusedbuffalosorrow
Jun 22, 2003 1:29 PM
At least I think not,
My daily commute consists of a sprint down the block, to catch a ferry across the hudson river, to Battery Park NYC. From there I travel uptown to the Willamsburg Bridge and cross the East River into Williamsburg Brooklyn. I have parked my custom singlespeed indoors, does not see excessive heat, nor sunlight.

I also raced a good number of cross races last season on that particular bike.

This spring has been wet, and winter cold and wet. Can be partial cause? The largest complaint is that the chip is centered directly over the "R" and "E" close to the size of the letter itsself, and the edges are rough. I think I exagerated the problem, well as long as it does not get worse.
Mine cracked after I wrecked them.the bull
Jun 22, 2003 6:15 AM
Did yours ever have any kind of impact.
I think the coating is pretty durable considering how hard they hit the ground.
re: Campagnolo record carbon clear coatingRob Sal
Jun 22, 2003 6:36 AM
On one of my lever's epoxy coating started to peel on the inside edge. That was a year or so ago and the area has not enlarged as it doesn't get touched in normal use. You just have to be careful, and as I only ride for fun I am just extra careful when leaning the bike.

All alloy levers I have had eventually look like crap through sweat corrosion so its swings and roundabouts in terms of looks.