Re: [Classicrendezvous] SL vs. old Record seatposts was[Other Campy Mysteries]


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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 17:09:31 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Marc Boral <mbikealive@earthlink.net>
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] SL vs. old Record seatposts was[Other Campy Mysteries]
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Marc Boral wrote:
>
> Sorry Chuck, my mistake. I didn't absorb the word "supplement" until I had
> already sent my last message. I should have seen that because I was also
> questioning where you got the 1971 date from. What's even sadder is that I
> read it over a few times before I responded.
>
> Marc

Quite all right. Until I found the supplemental catalog that Campagnolo printed for the November 1971 Milan trade show (held every two years back then) , I always wondered about the date of introduction for the Superleggero line of parts and Campagnolo's intentions for a new group. There were the SL pedals and SL seatpost to supplement the Nuovo Record group, and then a change of direction (or at least name) with the introduction of the Super Record group at the end of 1974 (hotrodded parts "chopped and channeled" with the addition of black anodizing, titanium axles, spindles and fasteners, drilled levers and trimmed chainrings).

I wonder if Campagnolo has any intentions of reusing the Super Record name sometime in the future like they did with Gran Sport and Record names.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California http://www.velo-retro.com (NEW list of reprints and T-shirts)