Re: [CR]what parts are appropriate?

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Comment: DomainKeys? See
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 14:52:00 -0800 (PST)
From: "Harris" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]what parts are appropriate?
To: David Ross <>,
In-Reply-To: <>

Universal Super 68's,would be my choice if cost is a factor. Best regards,Harris Spracher Waynesboro,Va.

David Ross <> wrote: I'm sure I could find this info in the archives if I knew what to search for, but here goes anyway (please excuse my newbie naivete):

I'm assembling a circa-1970 Olympia from the frame & fork up. I don't know the model, but it has chromed fork crown and front and rear (Campy) dropouts, no eyelets, classic geometry. Ferrari red. I'm guessing it was a "B" level racing frame. The only transfers are an italics (?) OLYMPIA on each side of the downtube, a head tube decal and the seat tube logo.

I have most of the correct vintage parts for it, including NR derailleurs & shifters, HF sewup wheels, NR crankset and BB. I'm missing a brakeset (standard reach), seat post and a headset. Will I have to re-fi the domicile and spring for 1970 parts? What are other vintage-appropriate possibilities?

I'm hoping for a thorough and cost-effective response, so that I can move on and plead for help with my main project - identifying and (if/when identified) restoring my mystery 1950s(?) British (?) track (path?) bike. When I figure out how to publish some pictures, I'll post them for comments.

Regards, Dave "lining up my winter projects" Ross Portola Valley, CA

PS went out for a 20-mile first ride yesterday on a just-off-topic (1985) still brand new Santana Tandem. What a gas!