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Paging Spirito...lonefrontranger
Oct 30, 2002 7:57 AM
I have a spare set of Record hi-flange 28 hole track hubs circa about 1970 that I've had in a box for several years. I'd originally played with the idea of building them up for my fixie, but I already have a nice set on it.

I have no idea what these things are worth. They are missing one of their 4 axle nuts, and need a quick polish to bring back the Record mirror finish. Otherwise they are in great condition; no corrosion/rust and they were only laced once and ridden about 50 miles before the previous owner put them away, then sent them on to me.

My question is, would it even be worth eBaying these things? If so, what should I get for them? I'm not convinced I want to sell them, but I also don't see myself using them anytime soon, and I hate to see them continue to gather dust in the bottom of my spare bits box.
sounds neat .....Spirito
Oct 30, 2002 11:28 AM
ebay is the best way to get the most $ for them.

clean them but dont go overboard and take them apart. take a few good pics (close-ups) and try to put the words "campagnolo - track - pista - hubset" in the auction title. just write what you have above in the descritpion and include details like shipping cost and such so that they have all the info.

if it has the original lockring and 3 of the 4 nuts then thats more than a bonus.

put a few notices up on google groups marketplace and campy only classififeds with a link when the auction is listed. a low starting bid and reserve price actually helps as well - i have offered all my stuff for $1 with no reserve and always sold stuff for more than i thought.

28h's means that not as many people will consider them but i would be surprised if they dont reach at least $100. keep in mind though that should you wish for a track or fixie wheelset with vintage hubs in future then you will pay more as time goes on.

i have a 36 holer and one day ill get around to taking off the lockring and cog as somebody mentioned they are stamped or date coded so that one could tell what year the hubs were made - dont know if its on the spacer/washer, lockring or the axle but only someone with a serious collector fetish would be clued into wanting to know.

let us know when/if its listed and ill spread the word.

good luck.

As usual, excellent advise.........Dave Hickey
Oct 30, 2002 11:36 AM
I just wanted to make one comment. Notice how Spirito gave the discription as "campagnolo - track - pista - hubset". The spaces between the words are very important. If your discription read "campagnolo-track-pista-hubset", you won't get many "hits" when a bidder does a search.
thanks, gentlemenlonefrontranger
Oct 30, 2002 1:46 PM
Will definitely do all of the above if I do decide to sell them. The more I think about it, the less I feel like selling... This could be the kick in the butt I need to build these into the wheels God intended my old 853 steel Trek to wear in the first place.

For that matter, I don't even remember if these hubs came with a lockring. Doesn't matter, I've been riding fixed for a decade sans lockring on my other fixie wheels (old 80's D/A thread-on hub) and haven't spun the cog off yet. The track cogs and chain that are on the fixie came with the hubs, suppose it's only right to "marry up" the set instead of selling.
You're welcome but it's a stretch calling us gentleman nmDave Hickey
Oct 30, 2002 2:09 PM
corroded [?] campyJaeP
Oct 30, 2002 5:01 PM
A friend just gave me a corroded 36hole hi-flange 5 speed Campy Record rear hub (minus the skewer). My question is, how do I go about removing the crud and polish this up? The San Diego Velocrome swap meet is this Sunday and I bet I can get some nice dough for this thing!

The one thing I've learned from last years swap meet is this: Campy sells!