During the 70s, specs from manufacturers were by no means dogma. Due to the high demand for cycling gear; most manufacturers were forced to provide what was available to them at the time. This often times led to unusual kits on bicycles sold as complete rigs.
Having worked for importer,Beacon Cycle, at this time, we often discovered non-spec'd items, upon opening a newly shipped bicycle.
In the 70s there were specs and then there was the reality of available parts.
Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,Ga
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Wow, I'd be amazed if a Fuji Newest came with Nuovo Record, but then I'm amazed by something here every day. I have seen Fuji Newest both in catalogs and "in the steel" which were most definitely all Suntour/Sugino/Diacompe. The closest they came to Campy NR was that the Sugino Mightly could be mistaken for it from 25 ft away. It is possible that Fuji speced the Newest with NR at some time in the 70's, but I've never heard of such a thing, and it would seem out of character for Fuji, which seemed to have a loyalty to Japanese parts as great as Peugeot's loyalty to French parts. If someone has a catalog with a Campy NR equiped Fuji Newest, or any so equiped 70's Fuji model I'd LOVE to see it.