Re: [CR]RE-Black Dura-Ace headset

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 12:18:36 +1000
To: Duane Kennard <>
From: "Geoff Duke" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE-Black Dura-Ace headset
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The bike I have just pulled apart had black hubs,black calipers but silver and slotted gear levers black headset as described and the cranks have black in the grove that runs down their length.This may have been applied later but I know my brother has not repainted it so whatever it is, it is quite hardy.The black chain rings have not survived but I don't recall them being drilled like the ones in Duane's photo's. Geoff Duke Melbourne Australia

At 07:00 PM 9/4/05 -0700, you wrote:
>Some black DA parts (other than the headset & hubs):
>These were pulled from a '78 A-D Vent Noir, and will find a new home on a
>mid-late '70s Don Bartlett "Pear".
>Duane Kennard
>Los Angeles, USA
>On Sep 4, 2005, at 5:40 PM, Ed Lutz wrote:
>>Sunday, September 4, 2005, 5:03:07 PM, you wrote:
>>>Hi Guy and list
>>>I have just spent the weekend dismantling a late 70's bike with the
>>>remnants of a complete black Dura-Ace group.It has belonged to my brother
>>>who has ridden it continually so the stuff is well used.Yes it does have a
>>>black headset although only the cups are black.The spacers and locknut are
>>>chrome.Cant speak for the cable clips though as it has braze-ons.
>>>Geoff Duke Melbourne Australia
>>Sounds like my headset too. Black cups with chrome nut and spacer.
>>I've also got a set of black calipers. What else was black? Did they
>>do black derailers and shifters? I have a memory, however vague, of
>>trying to find black cable clamps and being told by some guy at some
>>bike shop that Shimano didn't do them in black. Could just be the
>>Southern Comfort talking...
>>To those that have expressed interest in buying my headset. I'm not
>>sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I'm still bouncing around
>>possibilities for my Bottecchia. If I decide to build it up with period
>>parts (Campy NR mostly) then my Dura Ace stuff will be available. I'm
>>thinking though that I might just build it as I rode it all those
>>years which means the Dura Ace parts go back on. It looks like all I'm
>>missing are rims, stem and bars. The rims went to a friend many years
>>ago and the stem and bars are on my Specialized Epic carbon fiber
>>thingy. If I rebuild the Bottecchia as I rode it then those bars and
>>the stem will come off the Thingy and be put back were they belong.