OK - Youse guys ragged me so badly about my "Boomer Bike" ideas that I decided to try the type bike you've told me you prefer. I found this today at a garage sale:
It's full Campy except for the cranks & front derailleur (Shimano Dura-Ace and 105, respectively). I immediately took off the clipless pedals - I'm not ready to go there yet, but I may just to get the "full effect."
This bike has an aluminum frame, a carbon fork, and was custom-built for a racing team member who's now going to an Oreba Orca instead.
I'm looking forward to riding it some tomorrow and more this coming week. I'm eager to see if y'all's enthusiasm for this type of bike is justified or not. In any case, it'll be an interesting contrast to my Kona.
Any suggestions unique to a racing bike (as opposed to my hybrid) that I should know about?