90s Shamal rebuild - parts help please

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by bigfatfatty

Hi all,

This is my first post, though I've spent lots of time browsing this forum and I've certainly derived a few handy hints along the way.

Here is my dilemma:

I have a pair of campagnolo shamal tubular rims 16h (I'm guessing early 90s) that I plan to build up for track use. I have a pair of Miche 16h track hubs for the job. Unfortunately, however, I do not have the original nipple supporting plates that mate to the rim, so I'm looking for a replacement for those.

Has anyone used a substitute supporting plate in a shamal rebuild
? There are similar products available for other campag and fulcrum wheels, I'm wondering if I can use those instead. (I'm thinking Hyperon/Fulcrum racing light/speed)

Thanks for your help

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by RussellS

Not sure how much help this will be. The QBP catalog on page 833 says the following. "Not finding a small part? The Campagnolo Service Center can express order small parts upon request. Call ext. 1386 for details." Does not list a number but I assume the catalog has one somewhere. I have a set of the 90s Shamal clincher wheels with 12 spokes. Had to "make" the front wheel using a 36 hole hub. DT does make the hex head nut that goes inside the rim.

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/39d ... d43067/832

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by bigfatfatty


Thanks for the tip there, mate, much appreciated.

I'm not confident they'll have it since we're talking about 20 y.o parts, but I'll give them a go if nothing else turns up. I had thought of trying the bigger campagnolo distributors in large markets (U.S, EU) but haven't made any moves on that front as yet.

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by bm0p700f

Also those nipple plates easily rotate when tning the nipples and if they do they will distort the rim. So be careful. I don't like rebuilding shamal for this reason. They are a right pain.

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by bigfatfatty


Ah, hadn't really thought of that.
I'll need to make sure that the lower surface of the plate is a perfect mate for the shouldered profile of the nipple bed...I was thinking I might be able to get away with something less than perfect but I can see how that would result in the problem you've mentioned.

Thanks for chipping in

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