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80's Italian Road Bikes(8 posts)

80's Italian Road BikesDuke249
May 13, 2002 1:20 PM
Check out my recent postings on the photo page and let me know what you think...

re: 80's Italian Road Bikes...Djudd
May 13, 2002 4:55 PM
those bikes are beautiful. I have a real soft spot for Delta brakes. I have a buddy who is trying to get four sets for his bikes. The whole look is just fantastic. Keep posting,my friend
record - C was the finest groupset ever made.....Spirito
May 13, 2002 8:52 PM serious. i have ridden pre and post by campy and a smattering of shimano and less so mavic, and suntour. in terms of quality of finish, strength, how it wears and works and as we all know how it looks i dont think that level has ever been acheived before or since.

you wont finder smoother and durable hubs or a more adaptable and sexier crankset. give the the old style bottom bracket anyday. and yes you can dial in the brakes to work very well.

some of you may be bored by the posts of my sold bike with c-record but what the heck was a beauty. sorry m. (current owner)

but plans are afoot for more c-record in spirito's life soon. if anyone is interested i know of a c-record century groupset which is complete, new and in the campagnolo wooden case that was made for it. how much?...if you have to ask...... i like the regular set personally but some people are nuts for the black chrome and i understand very well its appeal.

how can you argue?Spirito
May 13, 2002 8:59 PM
it does look better than carbon parts doesn't it?colker
May 14, 2002 4:45 AM
and dt shifters are a more elegant solution tha mickey mouse ears on the brake hoods. the aero seatpost is beautifull the hub look: slimmer. oversized contemporary hubs look bloated.
decadence sans elegance...
the question is: why did you ever sell that bike?tarwheel
May 14, 2002 9:23 AM
I hope you got a good price for it.
to buy a carbon trek!colker
May 14, 2002 9:49 AM
lighter! faster! stiffer! spirito rides treks. the retro classic forum is his job. that's where he gets the cash to pay the condo, the suv and kid's school...
oh oh! im busted - he heheheh ;-) NmSpirito
May 14, 2002 12:10 PM