Re: [CR]Common Superbe Pro bicycles?


Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 00:45:45 +0100
From: Freek Faro <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: "Bingham, Wayne" <WBINGHAM@imf.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Common Superbe Pro bicycles?
In-Reply-To: <D24CD8D2A42DBE408E31D99568D7AAFF04B1BC4F@MLSSWN02P.WAS.INT.IMF.ORG>
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I'm not sure exactly (I'll find out tomorrow) but in the pate 80s the Dutch Kwantum pro team (manager Jan Raas) rode Superbe Pro equipped bikes, Colnago's I think. At the same time there wa s an Italian team that rode Atala bikes, also with Superbe Pro. Johan van de Velde on the Gavia (Giro d'Italia 1988) had a Superbe Pro seatpost on his bike! I'll get particulars tomorrow. Freek Faro Rotterdam Netherlands

2005/11/16, Bingham, Wayne <WBINGHAM@imf.org>:
>
> >>>I'm not sure when Superbe Pro died out, but I know it's
> post-1983....(I'm 99% sure that the NR clone Superbe Pro is
> pre-1983)...... what brand and model of bikes commonly came with Superbe
> Pro as OEM, or as a common choice by bike shops that were building up
> framesets?
> Chris Kostman<<<
>
> There were various versions of both Superbe and Superbe Pro components,
> and even some crossover between the two. The early Superbe (late 70's?
> - mid 80's) was the Campy Record-looking stuff. The Raleigh Superbe in
> 80 and 81 was a mostly all Japanese Raleigh with a complete Superbe
> group. Pix of mine can be seen here:
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Raleigh-Superbe
>
> Trek also spec'd a full Superbe (well, mostly) 760 in '84, and used a
> smattering of Superbe parts on other bikes in their line-up over the
> years.
>
> Superbe Pro drifts off-topic here, and was around from the mid 80's
> through the early 90's, and resembles mid 80's Dura Ace as much as
> anything. It evolved through several versions from a mix of very
> Superbe-like components (brakes in particular - I'd swear that I've seen
> the exact same calipers and levers labeled both ways), to indexing and
> aero brake cable routing. Superbe Pro cranksets were offered originally
> with 144 BCD pattern, later changed to 130. I can remember very few
> full-Superbe Pro spec'd bikes, but there were a few, including a
> Cannondale Black Lightning, with a full black anodized Superbe Pro
> group.
>
> I have an '83 3Rensho project that I hope to do as a fully Japanese
> build, using Superbe Pro as the base group.
>
> Wayne Bingham
> Lovettsville VA