For me, “1034” will always have a magical meaning. This was the product number for Campagnolo Record low flange road hubs. It’s hard to imagine, especially as a wheel builder, a more perfect cycling component. Of course, they haven’t been made for years and are entirely incompatible with today’s 10 and 11 speed freehubs. But their beauty and reliability is timeless.
You can imagine my delight when Rick Mayer from Connecticut proposed sending a set of NOS 1034 hubs to be built on a pair of Ghisallo Corsa rims. What a great match that would make. And what surprise when I opened his box and found the hubs were truly new. They could be 30 years old but had never been built.