Following a suggestion to my introduction post, I'll share some details about my current project here.
This bike was a fluke find at a local fleamarket. Clearly, it had suffered through multiple disinterested (or at least dispassionate) owners in the past, judging by the flat tires, locked up brakes, rusted chain, etc. More than that, at some point a previous owner deemed a chainguard necessary, as well as a set of flat bars. On the good side of the equation (the very good side), was the fact that most of the bike was finished with a Campagnolo Super Record groupset. Even better, the seatpost, chainring, brake calipers are all pantographed quite nicely. Unfortunately, due the swapped bars and other 'improvements' over the last 30 years, it's not in 'all original' condition: the panto'd stem and brake levers it would have had are missing, the pedals were switched for a pair of the cheapest possible plastic platforms, nor were the wheels that were mounted on it original (swapped out for no-name clinchers somewhere along the line). The frame, similarly, shows signs of hard living... Don't get me wrong, the bones are solid; no significant rust (beyond some surface stuff), and no dents in any tubes whatsoever. But there are certainly chips, scratches, gouges, and marks aplenty to show that she hasn't been an indoor queen. So, clearly a diamond in the rough, but certainly one worth saving!
Here is the first set of photos, taken before I tore into her... they are among the worst mobile phone snapshots I've ever taken, with my neighbors' backyards in better focus, but it's what I got!