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


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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 19:18:41 -0800
From: Marc Boral <mbikealive@earthlink.net>
To: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
CC: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] SL vs. old Record seatposts was[Other Campy Mysteries]
References: <20001128.213326.-190351.12.richardsachs@juno.com>


Wasn't Super Duper Record slated to be the name for what became the C-Rec. gruppo? This is not a joke. I would wager a small amount of money that I read this in one of the cycling mags from that time. Does anyone remember?

Richard M Sachs wrote:
> chuck.
> so you're saying that the catalog 16 was followed
> by a catalog 16 supplement?! where does catalog 17a
> come in? it's got cooler stuff than plain 'ole catalog 17,
> that bad boy with the spiral job. but logic would dictate
> that it followed it, not preceeded it. are there any other
> 'printed pieces' between catalog 16 and the white album,
> oh, i mean catalog 18?
> and what about super DUPER record?
> e-RICHIE
>
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:00:35 -0800 Chuck Schmidt
> <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> writes:
> >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
> >South "low 70s, sunny, and clear" Pasadena, California
> >http://www.velo-retro.com (NEW list of reprints and T-shirts)