This bike was acquired as a rescue mission. I received many calls that it was up for sale and given the conversations about breaking it up for parts, I immediately sought out the owner and took it off his hands. Its an 85-ish Record, Centaur gruppo with Ultegra chain, classic early 10 speed gearing, a new Turbo saddle and a very appealing rattle can paint job. The paint is coming off sad to say, it won’t look this good forever.

Wheels are mismatched Campagnolo G3, one Zonda one Scirocco, presumably for the same rim height. Zonda rims are deeper at the back and shallower at the front.

Whoever put it together knew what they were doing, it rides beautifully and its fast.

Sadly the G3 wheels came to the end of the road when a huge crack developed across the freehub. Obviously this was undesirable on many fronts. Having determined a repair would be uneconomical, a new set of wheels were commissioned – DT Swiss rims, LSC hubs, lots of spokes. Strong, light and fast, and unlikely to come apart any time soon which is exactly what’s required. The ride is even better than previously, handles like its on rails.

And yes, its filthy. It definitely gets ridden.