For all you Weenies of a certain age...
I was digging around in the tickle trunk today and found a few gems. I can't for the life of me remember why I brought these to Bali. They should be hibernating back in Canuckistan with the Hi-e hubs and green resin Omefga derailleurs...
File comment: Zipp 100 front hub. Usually found in this orphan state, having been predeceased by a squealing, hot 217 rear hub.
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File comment: Regina America Superleggera aluminium freewheel. It came in a neat tin that was to be used for cleaning and storage. This is the kind of stuff that your LBS would keep in, "the showcase" for year upon year...13-18; just perfect for an EPO sponsored trip up the Alpe D'Huez.
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File comment: Saavedra Super Competicion headset. Uses roller bearings and separate steel races which sit in the aluminium cups.
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File comment: When was the last time you saw, "ARGENTINA" stamped on a component?
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I'd give my left cashew for a photo of the lightest and worst
frame I ever rode; a French brand called ASTRAL. Aluminium tubes swaged into machined fittings and bolted together. the fork dropouts were cast alloy and pop-riveted onto the blades. I'm surprised I made it through puberty intact on that thing. Between it
and the Russian tubulars that I ran on my Fiamme Ergals, it's a wonder I'm here at all
. Thank God for hairnets and CLB brakes...