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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:02 am 
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What's the deal with all these chainsets regularly listed on eBay that seem to be wrongly identified?

This one the seller calls Nuovo Record but the rings look like SR:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140773734846? ... 657wt_1270

While this one is described as Super Record but the rings look like NR:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190690632532? ... 500wt_1287


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:23 pm 
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You are correct.... NR chainrings have a lower suporting "ring" whilst the SR have a single ring with a triangular cut-out above the chainring bolt.

In my youth we converted NR to SR look alikes with a hacksaw, drill and a file :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:28 am 
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Ah, reckless youth. I remember drilling a Stronglight chainset and the seatpost on a PX10, but I would never have taken the risk on a Record chainset. I could barely afford one back then.

I guess these sellers on eBay who don't know their Super Record from their Nuovo Record must be a lot younger than us! Strange, though, since it's so obvious how to tell them apart. Maybe it's a ploy to make us think they're dummies and it's got to be a bargain. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Am I right in thinking that the arms are exactly the same though? I always see a lot of parts that are wrongly identified, but with campagnolo I think it's very understandable - just look at the explanation given by lazarus of the differences (or lack of) between chorus and athena in another thread!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Yes, the cranks are the same;only the chainrings differ. A few Campagnolo parts are hard to identify properly, but this case is obvious. It can get a little tricky if a chainset has mixed chainrings, but the two examples above from eBay are just incorrectly identified.


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