--- THOMAS ADAMS <KCTOMMY@msn.com> wrote:
> I'm nearing completion on the latest project, a Trek
> 710 Brevet style resto, and was sighing in relief
> that I didn't have anything else to eat up my time
> and money. Then I started clearing out the parts
> boxes and found a set of Gipiemme hubs Jeremy had
> given me, along with a set of Gipiemme brake
> calipers gotten off eBay a while ago on a whim. (Who
> can see where this is going?)
> Lets see, Baron Corpuz has Gipiemme derailers and a
> head set for sale at Renaissance Cycles. Hmm, that
> leaves only brake levers, a crank set, seat post and
> pedals for a complete grouppo. Alas, a new project
> is born.
> Any info on Gipiemme appreciated, especially any
> racing or team sponsorship history. Were there any
> bike manufacturers, frame makers or teams that used
> Gipiemme as original parts? Anyone with any of the
> above needed parts available for sale or trade? I'd
> especially appreciate a 172.5 or 175 mm crankset.
> Any suggestions on an appropriate frame?
> Any experience with the parts? Were Gipiemme good
> copies of Campy, poor copies or original designs?
> The derailers will be the rebadged Simplex versions,
> so we're also supporting French #$%&! at the same
> time. In fact, I have French Campy BB cups lying
> around somewhere, so a French frame would be cool!
> Anyone with a line on a pink 531 Mercier in 62 cm?
> I have a Gipiemme crankset. The bb and the cranks
are definitely Campy NR/SR quality. Did Campy
manufacture these? Scott
> Tom Adams, somebody stop me in Kansas City.