[CR]Torpado Super Strada


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From: Cdmeskell@aol.com
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 22:10:45 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Torpado Super Strada

I'm in a quandry. I own a late 70s early 80s Torpado, which from this site I am guessing is a Super Strada. It has the Nuovo Record derailers, hubs, seat post, and head set with 3TTT neck and bars. The frame has the pantographed chain rings, forks, seat post, etc. with the Campy rear lugs. I picked it up fairly reasonably and have been using it as my regular ride. Unfortunately while climbing the mountains here in Colorado with the 42/23 low gear, the rear hub gave way and the spin on cassette stripped off the hub.

I do not know if I should look to just get some other hub, or upgrade to a whole new component set, or to get a NOS hub that would bring it back to original. I do not have a ton of money to put into this, but if the concensus was that I should keep the bike stock for value I would want to do so as the bike is a bit small for me and I am thinking of possibly selling it for a bike that fits in the near future.

Thanks for all the interesting info on this site!

Colin in Colorado