Good to read your latest blog. I too am trying to at least get '84 or '85 pat parts (it was manufactured very early '85 so I can get away with '84 parts
) My chainset came today minus the BB dust caps but in nice condition. The used front and rear der finally turned up form the US and are in exceptional condition and year correct.
What are you going with for your freewheel? are you considering the alloy 200gr super record or the gold regina oro at 340grms? It looks like the super is only available in 7 speed though.... I'm trying to build mine as light as poss so the super record looks tempting although unsure whether it'll fit inside a 126mm spacing. 140 grms is alot when you are saving weight over all the components though!
It's always nice getting new parts delivered! I'm trying to keep mine as original as poss where I can. I would love the weight savings but originality is key for me. I'm going for the Regina Oro. Just read the campy timeline and the 7sp SR block needs 130 spacing, so I could never get that in the back of a 753 (unless someone out there has?). What tubing are you? Can you have it set to 130? I've been eyeing up some titanium SR pedals but they are just too expensive. I'll be happy with the std weight when it's built. It won't be too bad for a 32 year old steel bike, I'm sure.