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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:50 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
On my Raleigh I was always being criticised for the aero brake levers & stem & headset,
reckoned I should have a cinelli stem & campag headset, there was some stuck up cycling buddies back in the 80's

The stem & headset are still on my bike but I've now ditched the aero levers, gone back to campag' levers.

Headset is Miche stem is ITM.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:28 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:19 am
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Location: North-East
Another benefit to having a full group set, is there is less temptation to keep spending money on changing this or that!
I’ve only just recently realised buying a full group is much cheaper than buying all the bits peace-meal


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:26 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Ottawa, ON
If you had asked me this question in 1993, the answer clearly would have been “Not one whit”. I bought this bike as a frameset in 1986 and built it up with whatever was available and affordable (often 2nd hand) from the local bike shops:

  • Nuovo Record derailleur group (w/ aftermarket Bullseye pulleys)
  • Regina (America?) freewheel
  • Athena crankset
  • NR bottom bracket
  • Look Carbon PP76 pedals
  • Triomphe headset
  • 3ttt Synthesis stem
  • ? bars
  • Mismatched Modolo brakes (Mach 3 levers + Professional calipers)
  • Wolber TX Profil rims
  • C-Record hubs
  • San Marco Concor Supercorsa saddle
  • Victory/Triomphe seatpost

Apparently back then I also didn’t know about photographing your bike from the drive side with valves at 6 o’clock… :oops:

I’m in the process of restoring it and will be throwing on a period-correct mid-80s Nuovo Record groupset.


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