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Not yet retro, but passé(4 posts)

Not yet retro, but passéfrank_freedom
May 5, 2002 7:10 PM
Hi guys,

instead of selling my circa 1990 bike (Columbus SLX) for next to nothing, I decided to keep it, get it repainted and upgrade a few parts.

Here is my old bike:

I have an old Campa Nuovo Record derailleur on the bike that is pretty old.

Do you guys have suggestions for an old gruppo that would be appropriate to use on that bike?

Here are the parts I would need to change:

Rear Derailleur
Brakes (Currently have Modolo Speedy's)
Crankset (I have a no-name somethingy)
Wheels (clinchers if appropriate)


Looks nice to meNessism
May 6, 2002 4:45 AM
I don't have much to suggest component wise other than to keep the cost down. Maybe just new chainrings instead of an entire crank? Not sure. You might want to try posting a wanted to buy ad on rec.bicycles.marketplace. Lots of traffic there. Shouldn't be too hard to shake out some suitable parts on the cheap.

re: Not yet retro, but passéwooglin
May 6, 2002 10:04 AM
Unless it doesn't work well enough for you, why change the rd? I've got a 1972 Campy NR on my bike and have no thought of replacing it.
re: Not yet retro, but passéguido
May 6, 2002 9:57 PM
Passe? Retro? So what. How's the chain and freewheel? That's all I'd replace. When the leather starts to crack, maybe a new saddle, like a Selle Italia Regal, or is that Selle San Marco Regal? A nice, bullet-proof pair of clincher rims could easily be built up on those hubs. New pads or blocks are available for those brakes.

Nice bike.