I bought this on ebay 2 or 3 years ago from a chap in France. She came complete with plenty of rust having been stored in poor conditions for years, together with Campagnolo C Record headset, bottom bracket and 26.8mm seat pin - all for £243 posted to the UK. I guessed the frame was almost free at that price......
The forks I received were straight alloy Vitus Chrono Fourche, they've been replaced.
She's a great ride.
many of you will notice that the saddle is not quite level, the nose is a touch high. 62 miles on Sunday and the numb parts told me this......it's level, and now a lot further back.
I took the pictures on Sunday morning after said 62 mile ride, before cleaning her.
I've considered a strip and refinish, but Garde rode only 1989 with Super U, he didn't continue with Castorama, and I've decided that as a 1989 frame in aged condition I should keep her as she is, rust, worn patches and all.
I hope you like her as much as I do.
Frame: by Cyfac in Reynolds 753 for Jean-Claude Garde of Super U, 57cm with "relaxed" Guimard seat tube geometry, Campagnolo drop outs, confirmed by Aymeric le Brun at the company.
Fork: Raleigh Dyna Tech from a 59cm Race frameset, Raleigh drop outs
Headset: Campagnolo C Record BSC thread
Stem: ITM 135mm, 25.8mm clamp
Handlebar: SR Road Champion 40cm, 25.4mm clamp with Stella beer can shims
Bar Tape: Benotto smooth
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C record
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo C Record Delta
Brake Pads: Campagnolo C Record Delta
Brake Cables: Campagnolo C Record outer, Jagwire inner
Shifters: Simplex Retro Friction
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record braze on
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record
Derailleur Cables: Campagnolo C Record outer, generic cable
Freewheel: Suntour Winner Pro steel, 13/14/15/16/18/21/26
Chain: Wippermann Connex 808
Cranks: Campagnolo C Record 180mm
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo C Record 111mm French thread
Pedals: Time Equipe Pro Titan Magnesium
Rims: Wolber TX Profil 20mm tubular
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record 28 spoke
Hub Skewers: Campagnolo C Record
Nipples: unsure, alloy, what Stow's in Slough use
Spokes: unsure, stainless double butted, 3 cross lacing, wheels built by Jan at Stow's in Slough
Tyres: Schwalbe Milano tubular, 22mm
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo 1990, leather covered, WCS stripes
Seatpost: Campagnolo C Record 26.8mm
Seatpost Binder: generic steel into frame lug
Bottle Cage: TA Specialites alloy
Extras: Cinelli BB shell and brake bridge, internal top tube cable, race number pip brazed on. computer is a Cateye Velo
she is in her original paint and decals, including 3x"Maxi Sports", "Campagnolo Equipped" and "Reynolds Service Course" - never seen that one before - and as you can see the frame has been cleaned to within an inch of it's life, some of the decals just clear plastic with no print left. but, as a professional's bike, that's not surprising
Weight - 9.5kg
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all the gear and no idea it's not still 1989......