You wrote: Wheels: He won the worlds using sew-ups. The bike now has clinchers. Similar to the issue with decals, he did race on these wheels, just didn't win the worlds on them. Replace with configuration actually used?
Raced on clinchers circa 1981-82?!? Nobody raced on clinchers, at his level, at that time. The best available clincher rims at the time were Mavic G40's and Ambrosio Elite 19's. The training wheels of choice for underfunded juniors, but I doubt Maertens trained on them, let alone raced.
I'd try to get the parts/decals that have been changed back to spec as used at Worlds. I wouldn't replace rusted or worn parts, unless you know they were replaced at some point after the bike was raced.
Tom Dalton Bethlehem PA
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