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 Post subject: Headset
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:14 am 
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Could be. But I have found the 'Sport' Headset started in 1971 going by the timeline here:

http://www.velo-retro.com/tline.html

I once bought a 'new' Holdworth in 1986 which had stuff on it from the 70's. It had the Sport chainset described in the link above.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:24 am 
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That headset appeared with the Athena groupsets up to the Record in 1991 - so it aint a cheapie and ebay seems to have an appetite for thes at the mo.

http://campyonly.com/catalogs/1991.html

http://search-completed.ebay.co.uk/sear ... 26fsoo%3D2


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 Post subject: Re: Headset
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:24 am 
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lelobysfoot wrote:
Could be. But I have found the 'Sport' Headset started in 1971 going by the timeline here:

http://www.velo-retro.com/tline.html


I think a Sport headset is a very different beast:


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 Post subject: headset
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:29 am 
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Yes, you could be right there. I see the 2 flats on the upper cup lockring.

Back to the late 80's for the steel thing then. Its not any of the eBay ones so I still reckon its a low-rent steel job.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:36 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
That headset appeared with the Athena groupsets up to the Record in 1991

I think there are some subtle differences though. The C-Record unit had lightening holes in the steel press-fit parts, for example:

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and I think the edges aren't as square as the one posted above. Look at the different length of the flats on the top cup, and the steepness of the sides with a sharp edge, rather than a slight taper and more rounded transition.

I agree that the period's right, but some of the details don't quite match, unless perhaps there were variations from year to year.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:41 am 
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Likewise, this Contax/Chorus from 1995 is close, but not quite right:

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 Post subject: HS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:50 am 
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By Jove! were they making them that late???

It looks a right hamfisted affair. Not much finishing involved.

Hey Hairstream, what about a better pic? You got it on the bike yet?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:07 pm 
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Again, some interesting variations. This one has a bevel on the upper cup, and the Campag name is inscribed around the side of the locknut, rather than on top. No lightening holes:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0268544517

While this one has lightening holes and a sloping-sided upper cup with no bevel, and no O-rings that I can see:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0064325392

Of course nothing guarantees that parts sold as C-Record actually are C-Record. That first one looks a lot like a Contax to me.


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Excellent input!

It's looking more like the Contax to my eye.

Let me lay the parts out and post a better picture today after my work is through. "Most" will be dreaming when I post new pic, as per the time difference.... Time and effort put in on this one has been most appreciated.

Whether I put it to good use or pimp it on the bay, it is nice to know what one is holding in their hands, no?

Cheers. :)


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Nuts, I just went and installed it. It looks good, feels good, does not match the seat collar, though. Anyone asks me, it's C Record topotheline. :wink:


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