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Equipment/Product Review (1988) Introducing CAMPAGNOLO Croce d' Aune

Old 04-10-21, 09:22 AM
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Interesting that the author incorrectly identified the rear derailer as having a slanted parallelogram.
I believe that the Synchro-compatible Athena rear derailer was Campy's first such mech having any inward slant at all (and which worked pretty well imo).

Might they have meant that this Croce derailer mimicked the slanted parallelogram?

And, they mentioned a long-cage version capable of handling a 30t cog. One rare bird that!

Lastly, they mentioned their "pre-select" test for demonstrating (or not) the system's shifting robustness.
I never had a name for it, but at some point invented this on my own, adding that the front chainring be used, as part of my "acid test" for judging shifting performance of challenging setups going out the door.

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This is STILL one of my favorite bicycles in the fleet.








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This is STILL one of my favorite bicycles in the fleet.

Beautiful bike!
What are the make and model of those rims?
I like how they set the frame colors off even more.
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
Beautiful bike!
What are the make and model of those rims?
I like how they set the frame colors off even more.
Old Matrix rims from back when Trek owned or had something to do with them. The spares are Mavic G40s.
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A regular rider

I've always called it CdA.

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I will check for better drivetrain side shot.

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I believe this is a C-Record from '85 (or '86?) friction - passed thru my collection for a while.
Please correct me if mis-identified.

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it looks c-Record to me too
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