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Old 05-29-17, 10:17 PM
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Some fun accessories

Was at the LBS today getting a new waterproof bag, I was perusing the used parts bins and came away with a couple winners:

1) Impero frame pump with Campagnolo head
2) New in Box Avocet 45
3) Used RED Avocet 30

Bonus: When I got opened the Avocet 45, someone had shoved an additional Avocet 30, complete with cradle in the box.

Bummer: When I opened the bag for the Red 30, I found the magnet is missing from the transmitter ring

Pretty happy with the lot of though -- Does anyone have a good source for Avocet Transmitter rings?




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Old 05-30-17, 04:37 AM
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Old 05-30-17, 06:16 AM
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Nice haul........love retro
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Old 05-30-17, 06:23 AM
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Good score! I once found an Imperio at a recycle cycle store with Campy head for $15. Thought that was a great find since it was the right size too!
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Old 05-30-17, 07:25 AM
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Very nice! I'm still using Silca Impero pumps and Avocet computers on most of my vintage bikes. It's fun to show folks just how light a full sized frame pump can be!

There must be thousands of old Avocet magnet rings hiding in the corners of bike shops and people's parts boxes. Not sure how easy it will be to find one of them, though. There are a few on ebay at the usual high prices.

On a happier note, the manuals for the Avocet computers are (mostly?) available on the web. I've got a few that I've scanned myself or copied from the web. Most of them will accept the 357 battery, which is widely available and not expensive.


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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
Good score! I once found an Imperio at a recycle cycle store with Campy head for $15. Thought that was a great find since it was the right size too!
I got this one for $25. That was a couple bucks more than I might have normally wanted to pay, but I had a birthday gift-certificate to burn. It fits perfectly on the '76 Motobecane...didn't even need to move the mount. Then I looked at flea-bay prices for these things. I'm really happy with the deal I got!

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Very nice! I'm still using Silca Impero pumps and Avocet computers on most of my vintage bikes. It's fun to show folks just how light a full sized frame pump can be!


There must be thousands of old Avocet magnet rings hiding in the corners of bike shops and people's parts boxes. Not sure how easy it will be to find one of them, though. There are a few on ebay at the usual high prices.

On a happier note, the manuals for the Avocet computers are (mostly?) available on the web. I've got a few that I've scanned myself or copied from the web. Most of them will accept the 357 battery, which is widely available and not expensive.


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It's really astounding how light it is!

My guess is similar to your on the magnet rings, gonna check out the dusty bins at the bike-coop soon.

1 ring -- 3 computers, need to figure out which to use on what bike. I think the 45 is going to stay NIB for now. It's a little too 90's. I might need to go find the right bike to go under it.

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^^ I like the way you think. Don't ditch the accessory, go get another bike to fit it,
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Originally Posted by Mechanicjay View Post
Does anyone have a good source for Avocet Transmitter rings?
I may have one or two. Email me.
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