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 Post subject: 80s road parts
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:40 am 

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Hi all,
Am new to this forum, but have been lurking trying to understand which parts to buy to put together a 30 yr old steel racer.

Am I okay to buy separate components for the drivetrain rather than matching from a single groupset? I think the answer is yes for a casual weekend cyclist (based on my own experiences in the 80s of riding on a mixture of campag, shimano and cheapest possible from Halfords!) but I welcome any opinions.

I'd love to get a full groupset, but my budget will only stretch to cheap used parts... Next best is to get everything from one manufacturer, but it's still spans more than 1 groupset.

Am really having trouble finding/identifying a campag rear-mech suitable for a 5 speed freewheel. Doesn't need to be the lightest or best - just want the campag brand at the lowest price. I keep seeing Super Record rear mechs approaching £100, but that's way beyond my budget. Ugh, I'm so cheap!

Thanks for listening/reading.

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This will work fine on 5 speed :wink:

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