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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Does anybody have any knowledge information on this front Campagnolo mech?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:13 pm 
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http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... &AbsPos=18

Variant of the 50's Gran Sport Pushrod

Didn't see many even in the 70's when I worked with bikes.........

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:26 pm 
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That's a Campagnono Valentino/Gran Sport 1005/2050 front from early 50s- mid 70s...
Some other catalogue scans here at Campyonly and here at Retrobike

All the best,


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Also known as the "matchbox" :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:45 am 
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danson67 wrote:
That's a Campagnono Valentino/Gran Sport 1005/2050 front from early 50s- mid 70s...
Some other catalogue scans here at Campyonly and here at Retrobike

All the best,


There is a big difference between the Valentino and the Gran Sport when it comes to collectibility. This is the much more desirable Gran Sport model from the 50's.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:34 am 
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What is the difference between the Valentino and the Gran Sport?

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negaultra7 wrote:
What is the difference between the Valentino and the Gran Sport?

Neil


The Gran Sport has the cage securing bolt on top at 12 o'clock, the Valentino has the bolt at the front at 3 o'clock :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:10 am 
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The Valentino was introduced to compete with the lower grade imported derailleurs. Apparently named after Campagnolo's son.

Didn't do very well.
Follow the link for all you need to know

http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Cam ... lleur.html


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As well as the '3 o'clock' cage screw the Valentino also has a 'boss' moulded into the body at the point where the arm exits.

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... &AbsPos=12

This is a good example of the genuine early Gran Sport and, as such, should be passed on to me to go with my Gran Sport rear mech :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Absolutely. I agree with Old Ned pass that rubbish over to us, it's no good anyway. :D


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