Re: [CR]1978 Campy 2nd Gen. SR Derailleur

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Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 20:24:07 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]1978 Campy 2nd Gen. SR Derailleur
References: <5f.282d601c.2a281988@aol.com>


Wes Gadd wrote:
>
> In a message dated 5/30/02 4:38:03 PM, bstockwell@hotmail.com writes:
>
> << Super Record Rear - substantially changed. New cage with more cog wrap,
> improved cosmetic. Old Sup. Rec. is discontinued. 4001/1 $55.00 >>
>
> The part about "improved cosmetic" is certainly open to debate!

I guess you had to be there Wes, but at the time it was clearly an improvement over the dated industrial design of the 1st generation Super Record derailleur, whose design was basically unchanged from the very first Gran Sport derailleur in 1951! Not exactly "cutting edge." Charming yes, but current? No.

Chuck "nostalgia ain't what it used to be" Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California http://www.velo-retro.com (soon to be updated Campagnolo Timeline)

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