Review and overhaul of Campagnolo Record Look-style pedals

I know these pedals are around 20 years old at least, but they are still one of my favorite pedals.  Nearly all of the Look-style pedals from this era are durable, serviceable, inexpensive and easy to use; all of the qualities I look for in bike parts.  The Campagnolo versions though are the cream of the crop with the Record versions being my first choice.  They have a beautiful pearly white paint job that pictures do not do justice and look really classy on any bike.  The bodies may be shaped just like the Look branded pedals of the era, but the axles and bearings were manufactured by Campagnolo and…
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Campagnolo 11 speed chains

I am a retrogrouch by heart and have persisted with my Campagnolo 8 speed groups for 20 years.  Why would I need a new group?  The 8 speed Record stuff will last forever and looks awesome.  That being said, I recently broke down and got an 11 speed Athena group to see what the new stuff is like.  I'll go a review of the group in a separate post but I did want to discuss the chain.  There have long been complaints about how Campagnolo's chains require special (expensive) tools to install and I did find that irritating at first for the 11 speed chain. Now needing a new chain…
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Review and overhaul of Campagnolo Record Look-style pedals

I know these pedals are around 20 years old at least, but they are still one of my favorite pedals.  Nearly all of the Look-style pedals from this era are durable, serviceable, inexpensive and easy to use; all of the qualities I look for in bike parts.  The Campagnolo versions though are the cream of the crop with the Record versions being my first choice.  They have a beautiful pearly white paint job that pictures do not do justice and look really classy on any bike.  The bodies may be shaped just like the Look branded pedals of the era, but the axles and bearings were manufactured by Campagnolo and…
Read More

Campagnolo 11 speed chains

I am a retrogrouch by heart and have persisted with my Campagnolo 8 speed groups for 20 years.  Why would I need a new group?  The 8 speed Record stuff will last forever and looks awesome.  That being said, I recently broke down and got an 11 speed Athena group to see what the new stuff is like.  I'll go a review of the group in a separate post but I did want to discuss the chain.  There have long been complaints about how Campagnolo's chains require special (expensive) tools to install and I did find that irritating at first for the 11 speed chain. Now needing a new chain…
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