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GuyGadois
02-24-2012, 01:58 PM
I posted these on a Classic & Vinatge site I also terrorize and thought a few of you might also enjoy these ads. I have scanned them also in high quality in case you would like to download them. I know a few people printed them out in poster format for their bike caves.

Happy Friday and enjoy,

Gadois


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6809856603_3c8d34281b_b.jpg

Raw, high quality scan: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/60308577/CampySRAd.JPG


From May 1978 Bicycling Magazine:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6778874388_125c3e6e1f_b.jpg

High quality scan: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9467319/CampyBrakes.JPG

witcombusa
02-24-2012, 06:56 PM
It was wonderfully well made but both Shimano Dura Ace and Suntour Superbe from the same era shifted better......

But the Italians sure make purdy stuff.......

oldpotatoe
02-25-2012, 08:36 AM
It was wonderfully well made but both Shimano Dura Ace and Suntour Superbe from the same era shifted better......

But the Italians sure make purdy stuff.......

Really? You were born 20 years after this stuff was made. If you did ride it, it was already 35 or so years years old.

I'm saying this because well set up, early 70s bike stuff, using a little cycling sense and technique, worked quite well, Campagnolo, early shimano and Suntour.

witcombusa
02-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Really? You were born 20 years after this stuff was made. If you did ride it, it was already 35 or so years years old.

I'm saying this because well set up, early 70s bike stuff, using a little cycling sense and technique, worked quite well, Campagnolo, early shimano and Suntour.

I was 18 when that ad came out. And I still ride original Campy Record ('64 Bianchi), Nuovo Record and Super Record on bikes I currently own and ride in a rotation. I also have about 5 generations of Dura Ace and early Superbe (and Pro) and Cyclone. So I ride one after the other regularly. Yes the early Campy stuff functions well enough when set up properly, it's just that the Japanese drivetrains from the same period shift better. It's all good. Besides Campy caught up when the Suntour patents expired... ;)

Wasn't it Frank Berto that said "Campy NR RD's are so well made they will continue to shift poorly for decades to come"?

oldpotatoe
02-25-2012, 08:54 AM
I was 18 when that ad came out. And I still ride original Campy Record ('64 Bianchi), Nuovo Record and Super Record on bikes I currently own and ride in a rotation. I also have about 5 generations of Dura Ace and early Superbe (and Pro) and Cyclone. So I ride one after the other regularly. Yes the early Campy stuff functions well enough when set up properly, it's just that the Japanese drivetrains from the same period shift better. It's all good. Besides Campy caught up when the Suntour patents expired... ;)

Wasn't it Frank Berto that said "Campy NR RD's are so well made they will continue to shift poorly for decades to come"?

Your profile says you were born in 1992...

witcombusa
02-25-2012, 08:59 AM
Your profile says you were born in 1992...

Peter...that's just a defalt setting.

Not Campy bashing here, just my current observations. I'm a retro fan!

oldpotatoe
02-25-2012, 09:08 AM
Peter...that's just a defalt setting.

Not Campy bashing here, just my current observations. I'm a retro fan!

Glad to hear it, thought I was talking to a young 'whippersnapper'. we're the same age!! about.

R2D2
02-25-2012, 09:12 AM
I was 18 when that ad came out. And I still ride original Campy Record ('64 Bianchi), Nuovo Record and Super Record on bikes I currently own and ride in a rotation. I also have about 5 generations of Dura Ace and early Superbe (and Pro) and Cyclone. So I ride one after the other regularly. Yes the early Campy stuff functions well enough when set up properly, it's just that the Japanese drivetrains from the same period shift better. It's all good. Besides Campy caught up when the Suntour patents expired... ;)

Wasn't it Frank Berto that said "Campy NR RD's are so well made they will continue to shift poorly for decades to come"?
Well Campagnolo had the slight over shift and ease off feel to it.
That became second nature after a while.
It sure was good at shiftiing to a bail out gear on the rear freewheel.

maximus
02-25-2012, 09:15 AM
Thanks for the high-res Gadois

This will make great man-cave art (when I finally get one that is...)

The illustrations are as beautiful as the parts themselves.

witcombusa
02-25-2012, 09:17 AM
Since we are all talking about the old days....here's a few pix of some of the drivetrains I'm still enjoying....

Wilkinson4
02-25-2012, 09:20 AM
N.R with Simplex Retrofriction shifters, like buttah! Actually, those shifters with any rear der.

mIKE

witcombusa
02-25-2012, 09:24 AM
N.R with Simplex Retrofriction shifters, like buttah! Actually, those shifters with any rear der.

mIKE


preaching to the choir here...

witcombusa
02-25-2012, 03:06 PM
A few more older Campy pieces

Buzz
02-25-2012, 04:14 PM
A few more older Campy pieces

I wonder if that big guy is none other than our forum's Eros Poli?

Eros won gold medals at the 84 Olympics and 87? World Championships in team time trial for Italy.

This looks like it was taken at a velodrome. Don't know if Eros rode on the track team although he was the Italian national pursuit champion. Hmm.

palincss
02-25-2012, 05:25 PM
Well Campagnolo had the slight over shift and ease off feel to it.
That became second nature after a while.
It sure was good at shiftiing to a bail out gear on the rear freewheel.

As long as that bail out gear didn't have too many teeth on it, that is. As a touring rear derailleur, the NR/SR was beaten hands down by the SunTour VGT.

cnighbor1
02-25-2012, 06:35 PM
I have for sale those very items in classified section
Charles Nighbor

witcombusa
02-25-2012, 06:40 PM
As long as that bail out gear didn't have too many teeth on it, that is. As a touring rear derailleur, the NR/SR was beaten hands down by the SunTour VGT.

Yes, the VXGT works very well too

witcombusa
02-25-2012, 08:45 PM
Here's a nice Campy RD timeline

thenewguy11
02-25-2012, 09:34 PM
I think i might just download those two first posters for my basement bike cave. While it might have a treadmill and eliptical for the wife its first and foremost a place for preparing to crush dreams in the spring. At least thats what i tell myself.

RIHans
02-25-2012, 11:55 PM
"Living in the Past"

Jehro Tull I think.
Old Campag brakes are poor in todays world. In 1977, they were good, not
so good now.

Try some new tech, step away from your old, outdated Eddy wannabe
gear. Fold up that wool Faema jersey, you are not worthy.

maximus
02-26-2012, 08:45 AM
Here's a nice Campy RD timeline

I recall walking by something like this in Berkeley, CA in the window of a local bike shop. Or maybe it was Shimano...

Cool either way!

Der_Kruscher
02-26-2012, 02:14 PM
While Campy components are probably the best they've ever been (I can't comment as a Shimano user), their ads are not. The only cycling ads that are worse are the Cateye ones with the mustachioed hairdresser and the lady in the gold catsuit.

ultraman6970
02-26-2012, 02:26 PM
+1

Kontact
02-26-2012, 02:35 PM
Suntour probably did shift a hair better than Campy at that point - late '60s Suntour derailleurs would be easy to set up with indexing, which is why Shimano needed their patent to run out. But Campy revolutionized braking with their side pulls.

Fixed
02-26-2012, 02:41 PM
no love for the french components ?
cheers :beer:

witcombusa
02-26-2012, 03:10 PM
no love for the french components ?
cheers :beer:

here you go Fixed, the SLJ, a wonderful RD!