I've got some begginer questions for the experts. This is the first bike of any real value I have bought... and I only paid $35.00!!! I am not asking the value, and I don't care, because I love it and I am keeping it. Here are a few things I do know about it, sorry if I use the wrong terms, I am still very new to this.
- it has a campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport drive train.
- the headset, hubs and BB are campagnolo.
- the brakes are Weinmann 605
- the rims are Mavic with IRC triathlon tires
- the pedals are comagnolo gran sport
- it has a compagnolo seat post. The saddle is not a Brooks, all I see is the word turbo so I don't know
what it is if anything at all.
The frame is by Raleigh with campy dropouts. The lugs are painted. The serial number is P8006598 so as far as I can tell it is a 78 (or 88?) made in worksop in november. The guy who sold it to me bought it new... He says it is a competition frame, but as far as I can tell, the competition didnt come in red. Also the decals don't look the same, I saw a prestige on here that looks similar, but I don't think they came with campy equipment. There seems to be quite a bit missing off the frame like a pump or water bottle cage, did these come with anything from the dealer? Any info helps as I know little about these. I have cleaned and repacked some old schwinns, seeing as this is much much different do you have any cleaning words of caution? Last question, there are some nasty rust spots on the frame, I don't want to paint it, and I don't need it to look perfect, how can I best slow the rust and touch up the paint. Oh yeah, I hate the bar tape, I could use some suggestions, I only have 2 requests - Traditional style and buget friendly.
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