Simoncini Super Record Columbus Max: Keep original or upgrade?
Attachment 363561Attachment 363562Attachment 363563Attachment 363564Attachment 363565Attachment 363566OK, this a great problem to have: I just bought this Simoncini Super Record Columbus Max, which dates from mid-90s. It's a wonderful frame in Columbus Max and is in as new condition with full Dura Ace 8 speed groupset, Mavic wheels with Dura Ace Hubs and skewers, Record seat post, Cinelli bars and stem, and Flite Titanium saddle. I was planning to just keep the frame and to upgrade the components in 2 stages:
Stage 1: swap to ITM Krystal Ti stem and silver Deda 215 handlebars, Selcof Ti seatpost and white Selle Italia SLR leather saddle
Stage 2: swap 8 speed Dura Ace for 10 speed 2010 all-alloy Campagnolo groupset (this is my favourite groupset as it's lighter than Record of old, but still has a classic look).
I had all the parts ready, but now I have the bike I'm having second thoughts....is this one to keep to original spec, or do I go Campag?
Your thoughts please......