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Help me find a frameset for my campy nuovo group(10 posts)

Help me find a frameset for my campy nuovo groupCarbonfiberone
Aug 28, 2003 8:21 PM
Bought a 1972 bike with a campy nuovo record group.The framset turned out to be a little beat up and it has a dent in the down tube.Anyway the componet's are in great shape and work perfect.So I'm thinking they deserve a better frameset.Maybe a older De rosa ,pinarello ,cenelli or colnago or ????? I would appreciate any opinion's or websites that specialize in older framset's.Or if you have something let me know.I'm looking for something around 59 cm.Thanks to all who respond.
Cinelli Supercorsa, Pinarello Vuelta...gvhbikes.com......Spunout
Aug 29, 2003 3:52 AM
The most important thing is that the frame must have lugs and lots of chrome. NR won't work otherwise :-)

Gvhbikes.com has supercorsas, and some Pinas, also Viner lugged frames. My vote for Cinelli, I think that frame would still race today if anyone bothered to try it out.

Please post pictures when you're done!
Classic rendezvous?djg
Aug 29, 2003 5:34 AM
They have a page of ads that might have something. Also, older bikes and frames appear on e-bay from time to time. I was looking into painters recently and one of them had quite a few restored bikes and frames--if I remember the site I'll tack it on.
re: Help me find a frameset for my campy nuovo grouptarwheel
Aug 29, 2003 5:41 AM
You can find a great selection of steel lugged frames at www.gvhbikes.com. You can also find lots of older frames for sale on eBay, caveat emptor. What size are you looking for? I will soon have a steel lugged Gios frame and fork for sale in size 56-55 c-c, that is in like-new condition. Excelsports.com has new Gios steel frames for about $700-800, a real bargain in my view. Although these are new frames, the Gios Compact Pro is classic in styling and design -- crome fork, lugs, and stays. Reasonably light for a lugged steel frame, with excellent ride characterics.
re: Help me find a frameset for my campy nuovo groupSpoiler
Aug 29, 2003 10:06 AM
Somewhere on this site, http://www.hetchins.org

there's a used bike buy, sell, trade section. Here's an example of their frames.

http://www.hetchins.org/504i.htm
Help me...what country was the original frame from?bicyclerepairman
Aug 29, 2003 11:35 AM
English vs. French vs. Italian vs. Swiss threading...
Help me...what country was the original frame from?Carbonfiberone
Aug 29, 2003 1:34 PM
The frame is a Gus Betat ( Gu Ba Ta )He biult bikes in Louisiana in the early 70's.Don't know the threading as the BB is a phil wood and I don't have the right BB tool yet
Not 100% sure, but its probably French threaded...nmbicyclerepairman
Aug 29, 2003 3:13 PM
Compatibilityil sogno
Aug 29, 2003 11:42 AM
Congrats on your Campy Nuovo Record Gruppo purchase. I bought my 72 Campy NR new...back in early 1973! I still use the original crank, bottom bracket, hubs, and rear derailleur from the group, and they still work perfectly. I ride the bike they hang from nearly every day. The wheel bearings remain miraculously smooth. The Rear Derailleur is work of art.

Careful, though, about compatibility if you put the components on a newer frame. Be sure the bottom bracket and the frame share the same thread pitch. Make sure you can properly fit the rear hub, as the standard distance between a bicycle's rear stays has grown ever larger over the years. Brakes, too, have gone from Standard Reach back in '72 to Short Reach. Replace the seatpost, too. If the seatpost is original, it might be pretty fatigued by now.
CompatibilityCarbonfiberone
Aug 29, 2003 1:47 PM
Yes I will.The rear spacing is 5 speed.I was figuring If I could get a 126 spacing I could cold set it into 5 speed ???? Also I'm guessing that the BB is english and that If I go Italian that I will have to get a new BB.Everything else shouldn't be a problem. Thanks All