I'm a US Soldier living in Germany, and I'm headed home next summer. I'm planning on buying a few European relics to take back with me, but I'm looking for advice on what to search for.
In second hand bike shops I've found old Bianchis with and without cracked head tubes, Peugeots, Campy Veloce on old race bikes, all of that. I've somehow ridden a canadian rocky mountain frame with maybe 8 different years of campy, DA, and mavic on it. I understand that some of this is probably post-1983.
I think I've got a unique opportunity to smuggle some special finds into the states, but I'm not sure what to look for.
I would like your input concerning certain brands, components, and buzzwords to be on the lookout for.
James Simmons Heidelberg, Germany I own a 2009 Ridley X-Fire Cyclocross bike with 2009 Campagnolo 11-speed Chorus. I'm brand new to the sport, and I'm in love with the European style and history.