I'd totally disagree about Dura Ace though, the last good looking group that they made was 7400
7400 was the era of grey paint!
The derailleurs were nice, I'll grant. The hubs were heavy and not well sealed. The 7400 cranks were square and boxy - though the 7410 was elegant. Compare the light 7700 hubs with their labyrinth seals, aluminium front axle, titanium freehub body, smooth shell forms, light quick releases...
and the new stuff is really hideous
Ah, you see I wouldn't know.
Campag Super Record rear and front mechs
Campag Super Record small flange hubs with MA40s (would go with GP4s but tubs)
Dura Ace 7400 chainset
Suntour Superbe Pro brake calipers (or Campag Deltas, tough call this one)
Dura Ace 7400 aero brake levers
Simplex downtube shifters
Cinelli bars (66-44) and 1A stem
Rolls on a Super Record seatpost (if there was a long enough one
An idiosyncratic choice but interested whether others would pick and mix or go down the groupset route.
Didn't we do this before?
Mechs - Mavic 840 or Suntour Superbe Pro, but probably Mavic.
Hubs - has to be cassette hubs. I can't be doing with bent axles and screw-on blocks. Mavic 571HG, or Dura Ace 7700.
Cranks - C-Record, Superbe Pro, or maybe later Mavic. It would depend on the bike. Most of my chainrings are 130mm bcd, so that handicaps Campag choices.
Brakes - Superbe Pro or Mavic 451 - both made by Dia Compe in any case. Campag Chorus Monoplanar get an honourable mention.
Pedals - Campag Record TBS or Suntour Superbe Pro ... or XC Pro in fact - same bodies, but with grease-injectable axles. Or even Campag Triomphe. I really like those Triomphe pedals.
Headset - later Record, Mavic, or Shimano XTR. I can pretend I'm on the Paris-Roubaix.
These aren't independent choices though (C-Record cranks would favour TBS pedals. A late-model Mavic 631/2 would see me leaning towards the Triomphes).
And of course it all depends so much on the frame...
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