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Old 09-22-18, 03:31 PM
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Old 09-22-18, 05:21 PM
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Frankly, the dura ace is more functional from that period than Nuovo record, super record, triomphe or victory.
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Old 09-22-18, 06:41 PM
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Spectrum?
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Old 09-22-18, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
Frankly, the dura ace is more functional from that period than Nuovo record, super record, triomphe or victory.
I didn't know that. I thought those were the years that campy was vastly superior and built their reputation on.

I don't know, it's before my time.

This gentleman is rather sick and may leave it to me, or just sell it now. I'll try to find out more.
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You'd do well if it were a Melton.
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Maybe a Franklin?
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Spectrum?
Turns out that is it.

1984 Spectrum with first year Dura Ace 7400. Only ridden a few times over 30 years ago. Sitting in a basement since.

It's pretty cool.
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Old 10-26-19, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
First generation Dura Ace was friction. Depending how you count, 7400 series was the fourth generation of Dura Ace. Personally, I prefer the 7400 series regardless.

1984 Spectrum? Super nice.
I read the OP's statement as being the first year for Dura-Ace 7400, which would be correct given that it was introduced commercially in late 1984 for the 1985 model year.
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
Frankly, the dura ace is more functional from that period than Nuovo record, super record, triomphe or victory.
Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
I didn't know that. I thought those were the years that campy was vastly superior and built their reputation on.

I don't know, it's before my time.
7400 series New Dura-Ace was arguably the group that wrestled the title from Campagnolo. By that time Campagnolo had introduced C-Record and though they still dominated the race scene, New Dura-Ace quickly became the darling of the American yuppie market in 1985.
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So I half deleted the thread because I realized it was posted in the appraisal section. It won't be for sale.

I'll post in C&V once I get it cleaned up and bearings repacked.

For a teaser, it's Black and Gold, not a scratch on it and full DA. Shifters, hubs, brakes, seatpost, stem, freewheel (not sure yet, may be a cassette), crank, and derailleurs. Leather San Marco seat that looks like a Brooks and the leather bartape looks like it only needs some conditioner. All internally routed cables.

Probably going to only need to clean it up and replace the tires, cable, and housing. The hoods for the non aero levers are in remarkable shape considering the age.
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