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When I was young, I desperately wanted a “pro-bike“ with Campagnolo components...so when I graduated college, started working and earning a paycheck, I used to scan the classifieds (remember?) for old bike deals – and that is how I came across this bike – which I now call my “retirement bike.” It is a mid-1970s Italian bike (Frejus?) and it had no decals and was quite beat-up with chipped paint, peeling chrome (head lugs, dropouts...), rust, scratched parts – but the 1974 Campagnolo Nuovo Record gruppo is complete – all for $125. The restoration has been a long process – a little paint, a few small parts – almost there...






FRAME / FORK:

Mid-1970s Italian (Frejus?) – lugged Reynolds 531 / Reynolds 531, orange powdercoat

HEADSET:

Campagnolo Nuovo Record

HANDLEBARS / STEM:

Cinelli 63, Benotto cello tape / Cinelli 1A

WHEELS:

Campagnolo Record hi-flange hubs, DT spokes, Mavic MA40 rims, Vittoria Pro-Team Courier T.T. tires

DRIVETRAIN:

Campagnolo Nuovo Record crankset – 42/52t, Regina Corsa freewheel – 14-21t, Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleurs, Sedisport chain

PEDALS:

Campagnolo Nuovo Record, Cristophe steel toe-clips, Alfredo Binda leather toe straps

BRAKES / SHIFTERS:

Campagnolo Nuovo Record, generic hoods / Campagnolo Record

SADDLE / SEATPOST:

Cinelli Unicanitor, suede / Campagnolo Nuovo Record

NOTES:

T.A. steel cage



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