Re: [CR]NR/SR differences and price check

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To: (Classic Rendezvous)
Subject: Re: [CR]NR/SR differences and price check
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 22:51:53 +0000

Peter Jon wrote:
> Super Record had titanium bottom bracket and pedal axles, NR had steel
> axles. The SR chainrings were relieved of the inner ring of aluminum.
> The SR brake levers had holes drilled before the flat sheet of aluminum
> was formed into the lever shape. The SR seat post had flutes and some of
> the hardware in the clamp was aluminum rather than steel. SR derailleurs
> had some black anodizing and there was a second generation of rear
> derailleur with different pulley plate geometry. The front derailleurs
> were structurally identical. The first production run of SR hubs was
> supposed to have had titanium axles, but it's not clear if they ever got
> to market. They were listed in the catalog with titanium axles. All the
> SR groups I ever saw had Record hubs. The SR bottom bracket cups were
> aluminum with inserted steel races, NR was all steel. SR bottom brackets
> used 7/32" ball bearings, NR used 1/4". The SR headsets were also
> aluminum with inserted steel races, NR was all steel. Brake calipers,
> crank arms, shift levers, seat post binder bolt and QRs were the same.
> There were some aluminum toe clips for the SR group.
> I think that covers the differences. Don't know about prices.

The SR rear derailleur also had titanium bolts instead of the steel of the Nuovo Record. As far as today's price go, check ebay. I can however quote the Italian wholesale prices of 1986 (the last full year that both NR and SR were available!)

C-Record Lit 1,074,253 (yes over one million lire) Super Record (however no longer with titanium BB or pedals!) Lit 887,730 Nuovo Record Lit 744,260 Victory Lit 462,360 Gran Sport Lit 395,321 Triomphe Lit 339,534

I guess you can understand why the C-Record parts are so rare.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ