[CR] What joy!.......and a Campag question

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From: "kevin sayles" <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
To: classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 15:42:51 +0000
Subject: [CR] What joy!.......and a Campag question

As mentioned in my earlier post this morning, I went for a ride on my 1982 Woodrup Super Record bike......it's the first proper ride Iv'e done on it since rebuilding the bike in its former glory, [for some years it did have off topic Ultegra 8spd!] and I'd forgotton just how wonderful this bike rides and handles.........forget the now peculier feeling of toe clips & straps, or the 'small feel' of the Super Record brake levers, the bike just floats along, and it feels so positive.........I now remember saying to myself years ago that this frame was the best I'd ridden, perhpaps its the geometry.......74 head with 1 3/8" rake......73 seat..... 16" back end..............wonderful, I can see myself riding this bike quite a lot this Summer, even in some mid week 10 mile time trials and if I'm going well I don't expect to be 'much slower' than on a modern bike!..........in fact this bike still has my personal best 50 mile TT time credited to it [1.54.34 in 82 no tri bars etc]

Pics of this bike are on my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_sayles_bikes/

So now for the Campag question......a mate called round yesterday, and when I showed him my Super Record front gear with the black arms, 3 holes, but with the later 'Sheild logo' as seen on C Record stuff he reckons this is from the last generation of Super Record, which may be true, but he also said that the rear Super Record gear was with the 'concealed spring' like on a 50th aniversary gear, and on the last gen Nuovo Record gears. Could this be true?........has anyone seen or got such a Super Record rear gear, I know there were a diferent style of jockey wheel bolts, and some had alloy bolts rather than titanium, but never seen one with the concealed spring.

Come on you Campag fans!!

Cheers Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK [still Sunny!]