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Old 02-24-2012, 12:58 PM
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I just love these Vinatge Campy ads...

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




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


From May 1978 Bicycling Magazine:


High quality scan: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9467319/CampyBrakes.JPG
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:56 PM
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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.......
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:36 AM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:46 AM
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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"?

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:54 AM
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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...
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:59 AM
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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!
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:08 AM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:12 AM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:15 AM
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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.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:17 AM
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Since we are all talking about the old days....here's a few pix of some of the drivetrains I'm still enjoying....
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File Type: jpg 64 Recrd.jpg (30.7 KB, 265 views)
File Type: jpg NR.jpg (28.7 KB, 264 views)
File Type: jpg Campy Turing.jpg (32.4 KB, 264 views)
File Type: jpg SR reduced.jpg (36.2 KB, 264 views)
File Type: jpg Crane.jpg (28.5 KB, 264 views)
File Type: jpg KHS Pro 04.jpg (82.0 KB, 264 views)
File Type: jpg Miyata1.jpg (33.9 KB, 265 views)
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:20 AM
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N.R with Simplex Retrofriction shifters, like buttah! Actually, those shifters with any rear der.

mIKE
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:24 AM
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N.R with Simplex Retrofriction shifters, like buttah! Actually, those shifters with any rear der.

mIKE

preaching to the choir here...
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:06 PM
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A few more older Campy pieces
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:14 PM
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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.

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:25 PM
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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.
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