Velobase s my all-time favorite resource, being the vintage freak that I am.
I go to look up the listing for Campy Victory FD's and I notice something's very wrong! All the FD's pictured are not the Victory that I knew in 1985, when I bought two sets.
They all have the shape of the Croce D'Aune. Look in the catalogs from '85 and only the Triple FD is correct. Seems that Campy was playing with the Triomphe shape in the Victory line and, low and behold, I've got proof!
On Velobase, I found under the heading 'Triomphe' what is obviously a Victory 'FD'. Why?
Triomphe had no holes for weight relief. Ever. Here's the listing:
It's got a biggun hole. Now, notice the twopiece clamp? All the FD's shared it, minus the C-Record, which had an elegant three piece assembly everybody wants nowadddays.
A couple down, we get to the 'Victory' FD, but this has the chauffeured sided frontice plate of the CDA and, from buying these way back when, I can tell you, with surety, that this is not '84 through '86 Victory.
Here's one of the FD's I bought in '85 (It arrived BN in a box that without question, said Victory):
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Here's the FD currently on Ebay, described as Triomphe:
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Notice the two piece clamp? Standard on everything but C-Record at the time!
First, it shares the frontal body style of Triomphe FD's. Notice the clamp though? It's a three pice! Ala C-Record, minus the engraved shield. Would Campagnolo have ever put this on their bottom of the line Triomphe FD? I truly doubt it!
Here's the three piece from the top:
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