I think you are referrring to the appearance of the later NR cups and shield logo spindles. They were quite shiny compared to the "early" and "intermediate" versions. Nothing special was done for the NR BBs that were put into the 50th gruppos as far as I can tell. Also, as many may know, the headsets are the standard SR units in the 50th gruppos.
On a related topic, there are a bunch of the NOS shiny, 70-SS spindles out in circulation that have the shield logo stamped backwards on them. Have other folks seen these? Have others seen the reproduction 70-SS spindles that Euro-Asia commissioned?
Greg Parker A2 MI USA
"Look, my NOS 50th gruppo is BSC. No, now it's Italian. Wait, now it's French. Zut alors!"
Tom D. wrote:
> Message: 23
> Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 07:27:30 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Tom Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [CR]Campy 50th Ann BB question???
> To: email@example.com
> Any chance that those 50th BBs received a higher standard of finish, but
> were otherwise identical? I've noticed a lot of variation in NR BB finish
> and I know the latest ones were much shinier than the typical 70's and
> early 80's units. However, I have one spindle that is just ridiculously
> well finished, almost like the chrome on a Harley. While I know there was
> variation, this one is a real anomaly and I wonder if it isn't a special
> 50th anniversary finish.
> Tom Dalton
> Marc Boral <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Scott,
> 50th gruppos only came with a NR bb (steel everything).
> Marc Boral
> Long Beach, CA
> -------Original Message-------
> From: scott davis
> Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 8:31:25 PM
> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: [CR]Campy 50th Ann BB question???
> Did the 50th Anniversary Groups use a Ti BB spindle
> and alloy cups or the conventional steel spindle and
> cups. Thanks Scott still in St. Paul, MN