I'm really confused now. I'm looking in #16 and don't see any mention of the SL. Page 30 is the only page with seatposts and it just shows the 1044 (Record). The 1045 is the same post but with different brackets and supports for the narrow rails. I'm not missing any pages, so where are you finding that info?
Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Marc Boral wrote:
> > (snip)
> > Somewhat contradicting my own theory is the first catalog appearance of
> > the SL seatpost in the "Special" catalog which essentially a catalog put
> > together by Campy USA Houston in late '72/begin. of '73. (snip)
> No, the first appearance of the Superleggera seatpost was in the Catalog
> #16 Supplement dated November 1971.
> >From the Campagnolo Timeline at http://www.velo-retro.com :
> "1971 -- Catalog #16 Supplement is printed in November for the year-end
> trade shows.
> The Superleggero pedals with black anodized aluminum cages, Superleggero
> seat post (no flutting,
> thinner wall, aluminum support cradle, drilled pivot, originally with
> engraved graduated scale),
> and plastic Superleggeri pumphead are introduced. The patented toothed
> washer (rondella
> dentata) is introduced for the Record sidepull brakes, along with the
> steel Gran Turismo rear
> derailleur, Velox low-cost derailleur, Elefante control lever, and the
> steel three-pin Sport
> cotterless crankset. The allen seatbinder bolt is introduced."
> Incidently (ahem)... this supplement is reproduced in the Catalogo
> Campagnolo book that covers 1953 to 1984 available from Velo-Retro.
> Chuck Schmidt
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