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    Not so Senior Member Eureka's Avatar
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    Don't hate me...

    I refinished my friends rusted, late 80s Simoncini as a singlespeed. My favorite bike! While I know that it is all Campy, I don't know what group.

    How do I know what I have?

    The dust cover on the crank has "Brev Campagnolo" as do the cranks. The brakes, only Campagnolo.
    The rims are Lambda Strada.

    Anything anyone can tell me?

    Thanks.

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    Heck we don't hate you, everybody has to learn sometime.
    I'd say check out campy only ( www.campyonly.com ) for
    the gruppo (they have pics, timeline etc.).
    The Brev Campagnolo is pretty much standard.
    This is single speed gruppo right?
    can you post pics? that would help.

    Marty
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    Not so Senior Member Eureka's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    Heck we don't hate you, everybody has to learn sometime.
    I'd say check out campy only ( www.campyonly.com ) for
    the gruppo (they have pics, timeline etc.).
    The Brev Campagnolo is pretty much standard.
    This is single speed gruppo right?
    can you post pics? that would help.

    Marty
    Thanks Marty.
    I QUICKLY looked at campyonly.com and the only reference I found for Brev was the definition of the word. No mention of a gruppo named so. I'll go back and take a better look soon.
    No, it's not a singlespeed gruppo, I just stripped off what I could to make it into a singlespeed.

    My favorite bike, by far. Silent, smooth, and RED.

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    I have a similar problem. I recently acquired a 1980's vintage celeste Bianchi. It is mostly campy (mavic wheels and hubs) but there is no model or gruppo identification on anything. Everything says "Brev. Campagnolo" which merely means "copyright Campagnolo" and it bears the campy winged shield logo. The components are robust and angular. I have looked through the catalogues and saw little that helped. I think these are newer parts as the seat pillar and the stem are aero. The shifters are located on the down tube and are rectangular. They have "Campagnolo" on the top and a little finger dimple at the top of the bottom side. The brake lever hoods are white rubber and have the winged shield which would place them at 1983 or later. Of course, the bike itself could be older and these could be upgrades from whatever was on there when the bike was new. A sticker on the bike indicates that it was built in Italy.

    If anyone has any information about this group, I'd like to hear from them.

    Thanks

    Charles in London Canada
    Last edited by Bianchiriderlon; 07-11-05 at 10:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchiriderlon
    I recently acquired a 1980's vintage celeste Bianchi. It is mostly campy (mavic wheels and hubs) but there is no model or gruppo identification on anything....The components are robust and angular... I think these are newer parts as the seat pillar and the stem are aero. The shifters are located on the down tube and are rectangular. They have "Campagnolo" on the top and a little finger dimple at the top of the bottom side. The brake lever hoods are white rubber and have the winged shield which would place them at 1983 or later....If anyone has any information about this group, I'd like to hear from them.

    Thanks

    Charles in London Canada
    Hi Charles, from your description, I'd guess you have either Victory or Triomph. These groups came out around '85, and sold for about 3-4 years, I think. Not the prettiest of Campagnolo, but quite functional.
    Do the components look like these?
    nice lugs baby!

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    Yeah, I found those pictures late yesterday after I had posted here. I am pretty sure the Victory group is the one I've got. It is strong and stable and shifts well under load. I think my bike is an 85 or 86, so Victory would make sense. Thx for the feedback.

    Charles

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