[CR] DiaCompe GranCompe questions

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Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:05:49 -0500
From: Tim Fricker <tymncycle@gmail.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] DiaCompe GranCompe questions

Hey Gang!

Does anyone know of a source for info on the old DiaCompe Gran Compe brakes and their evolution? Specifically, I'm trying to figure out what version would be "right" on a 79 or 80 bike. I have a set with no obvious logo, but the name stamped on the quick release, and I have some others that have the fancy black "Royal Gran Compe" script logo on the arms. As I recall, the script came later, like mid 80s, but I'm not sure. I know the first version of Gran Compe was blockier looking than Campy Record, and had a "on/off" q/r, while the later ones that I have are curvier, more like Campy, and have a variable q/r like Campy.

Also, what about levers? I have a pair that have a sort of intertwined, "deco" looking GC on the lever, and I was wondering what era those were. Anyone?



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