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    Brown Nuovo Record find

    So I followed a hunch on an ad today and it turned out rather nicely. An ad with no real qualities, details and two awful cellphone photos. You know the score. All I could make out was a fuzzy heart in the background on a derailleur and what looked like a pair of track pedals on a dull brown basement bike.

    So, this is what it turned out to be:

    It's a repainted Columbus SL or SLX frame (so say the stickers) and in gorgeous condition with a mix of parts all of which (except the headset locknut) are in absolutely stunning condition. The dropouts are C.B.T Italia, I figure it's likely a C.B.T Italia frame on the whole that's been repainted and rebranded L.Florquin (I assume here we're talking Lucien Florquin who has a shop here in Paris).

    It's a lovely brown (not sure how well the pictures do justice to it) with some lovely lugs too.



    The Ofmega headset though is in a state of some distress



    There's lots of Nuovo Record:



    The rear wheel though has a hub I don't recognise, and the Campagnolo logo is upside down unless I've completely gone mad.



    More Nuovo Record and some SpecialitÚs TA - Tevano chainrings and bottle holder



    Pista pedals and Christophe toe clips, the straps I dunno yet



    A little out of place - drillium Dura Ace shifters



    Galli brakes (and levers)





    Cinelli & ITM up front, also it's also got a nice mint Huret cyclometer, a Cinelli Unicanitor saddle and some spare tubs too.



    Gotta say, pretty happy with this find.

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    And rightly so. Lovely bike. You may show it many more times. Congratulations!

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    Nice bike. I like all the different parts.
    BTW, the Campy logo is not upside down on the hub.
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    The saddle pic shows a little something more than Nuovo Record: that's actually a first-generation Super Record seatpost. Nice find overall - and I for one love the color, too.

    Nice parts and in nice condition, too; I bet it went for a song because of the crappy cell-phone pics

    I'd love to see more photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecrevisse View Post
    Nice bike. I like all the different parts.
    BTW, the Campy logo is not upside down on the hub.
    Pretty sure it is. You should be able to read the logo while standing behind the bike, it's clearly upside down. If it were a front hub, you could just flip it, but a rear only has the freewheel threads in the one side obviously. Very strange, never seen that before.

    Nice bike all around! Love that seat post!

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    That's a very, very nice bike - the kind of frame I get jazzed about. The lower headlug is very nicely shaped and thinned. Looks like it has long Campagnolo dropouts - if so, almost certainly SL and pre-dating SLX (1984). I like it a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    The saddle pic shows a little something more than Nuovo Record: that's actually a first-generation Super Record seatpost. Nice find overall - and I for one love the color, too.

    Nice parts and in nice condition, too; I bet it went for a song because of the crappy cell-phone pics

    I'd love to see more photos.

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    That's what struck me as well. Any idea of what those are worth in today's market?

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    ^ They're going well over $100 on Ebay in the 27.2mm size range - depending on condition, past $150.

    I've only got the one, a 26.4mm, in the Mondia. They're pretty light compared to NR - they were milled with a thinner post wall, and the hardware mounting post was drilled all the way through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    The saddle pic shows a little something more than Nuovo Record: that's actually a first-generation Super Record seatpost. Nice find overall - and I for one love the color, too.

    Nice parts and in nice condition, too; I bet it went for a song because of the crappy cell-phone pics

    I'd love to see more photos.

    DD
    I've just been going through part by part working out just what everything is and came across the same thing. A very nice find! I've not checked in the frame yet but what's visible above is in great condition.

    I've a full first set of photos here.

    Some other part details - the brakes are Galli Criterium/Super Criterium. The chain is from Sedis. The freewheel is most likely a Maillard Course, but has far more cutout from the big cogs than on one I had on an earlier Super Record bike. The stem is a quite lovely, and on a Cinelli bar - a quick go with the calipers reads 26.2mm around the bar, so that's possibly a non-Cinelli 26.4mm stem. I'll double check tomorrow, and it's not been forced.

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    A wonderful bike, so - go on and twist the knife in, you got it for less than the seatpost is selling for, didn't you? What an extraordinary find, you will enjoy that bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
    ^ They're going well over $100 on Ebay in the 27.2mm size range - depending on condition, past $150.

    I've only got the one, a 26.4mm, in the Mondia. They're pretty light compared to NR - they were milled with a thinner post wall, and the hardware mounting post was drilled all the way through.

    DD
    I have an VG condition 27.2 I'd love to unload.

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    great find, I like the lug work and campagnolo components. The crankset and chainrings look especially nice. Have you had a chance to ride it yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuc View Post
    A wonderful bike, so - go on and twist the knife in, you got it for less than the seatpost is selling for, didn't you? What an extraordinary find, you will enjoy that bike
    Not quite that bad, throw in the crankset and we're there though

    Quote Originally Posted by timber_cruiser View Post
    great find, I like the lug work and campagnolo components. The crankset and chainrings look especially nice. Have you had a chance to ride it yet?


    Not yet, I must have misunderstood the guy as I thought he said the tires were bust so I didn't try to pump them until I got home for photos, but they appear to be holding air so there we go.. It's totally not my size but I'll give it a run around soon to make sure its as good as it looks

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    nice score. that's a very classy color for a bike.
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner2012 View Post
    I have an VG condition 27.2 I'd love to unload.
    I have one in 27.0. Do you want to swap?
    Lache pas la patate

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnibop View Post
    Pretty sure it is. You should be able to read the logo while standing behind the bike, it's clearly upside down. If it were a front hub, you could just flip it, but a rear only has the freewheel threads in the one side obviously. Very strange, never seen that before.
    I never paid attention to that on my old Campy hubs where are record models.
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    I just added a bunch of shots taken in the evening sun to the set over on flickr that show off the paintwork a little better, here's a few of them:










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    Still like it! Keep 'em coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tychom View Post
    The stem is a quite lovely, and on a Cinelli bar - a quick go with the calipers reads 26.2mm around the bar, so that's possibly a non-Cinelli 26.4mm stem. I'll double check tomorrow, and it's not been forced.
    Really a fine looking bike: congrats!
    yes, ITM and some other Italian stem/bar makers went with the "Cinelli standard" of 26.4 until they decided to create the "Italian, not Cinelli standard" of 26.0, which then Cinelli finally accepted, later. Those old-logo bars are certainly 26.4
    Since it's a 27.2 Columbus seat tube we're talking non-metric Columbus tubing, so even though it's "from France" it's really Italian...is the BB Ital threaded (36 x 24)?
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    Wow - What a classy looking bike!

    Great score Tychom!
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    Drop-dead gorgeous bike! What a find!!!!!
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    Galli made some nice high end stuff. I may still have a pair of clinchers with galli hubs. Great score.

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    Still trying to work out still quite what the rear hub is all about, it's not just that the rear shield emblem is upside down but there's a minor ridge around the insides of the flanges below the spoke holes that I can't match against other hub photos I can find.



    So far I've found some minor (really minor) info near the bottom of the page over at Hi Campy where they've come across the same hub but not much light is shed yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tychom View Post
    The rear wheel though has a hub I don't recognise, and the Campagnolo logo is upside down unless I've completely gone mad.

    That's a "Tipo" hub. Not as nicely finished as a Record hub, but still very nice. Campy has used various logos:


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