David White's Spence Wolfe Cinelli at last year's Cirque was the ride that spoke to me most, and had the long cage Spence Wolfe conversion shown in the middle photo of John Siemsen's Wool Jersey Gallery shots. I want that conversion for my early 70's Colnago Super! The Colnago's got too many memories to give up, but I can't push those gears regularly in our very hilly area. Someone said a Simplex top, Cyclo bottom roller and drilled bar stock for the arm. I once found the Simplex on e-bay and couldn't bring myself to bid only to butcher it. I suppose my first gen. rally and a 14-32 would give the gears, but it just doesn't give the thrill of authenticity. David's Cinelli also had that Stronglight(?) bolted cottered/cotterless crank too with a good wide range double. Just a really neat combination of what is now very rare parts.
David, Is it finally on the road? Have you been able to ride it yet? May we have a shifting report?
Dan Artley, waxing ecstatic in Parkton, Maryland USA
Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous.10905.0228.eml Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 19:36:09 -0700 From: John Siemsen <velorosso(AT)flash.net> Subject: [CR] Campagnolo Spence Wolf "Rally" ( http://search.bikelist.org/query.asp?SearchString=%22Campagnolo+Spence+Wolf+%22Rally%22%22&SearchPrefix=%40msgsubject&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D )
Captured three versions in my wooljersey photos. The earliest Wolf conversions used Cyclo parts for the cage. Latter versions with the chrome plates with holes were done in the early-mid 1970's... I purchased a NR Pat.75 (pictured) from a guy at Veloswap SF a few years back who said he used to do the conversions for Cupertino - don't know whether he assembled or made the parts.