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LucasHartong 05-26-21 10:54 AM

Giant Cadex CFR Campagnolo Stratos
 
Hi all, just stumbled upon a Giant Cadex CFR3 with a full Campagnolo Stratos group. The bike is in very good shape. I really like the Campag group, though at the time it was graded as 'low' and only offered in 1994, if I am correct. The group works well and the gearing is quite direct. The bike is made of carbon (frame) and aluminium (lugs and fork). I couldn't find much info on the Stratos group, so here some pics. Hope you enjoy.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c59b6c5c1a.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1c455f6b06.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...559ac0bad5.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cb0a28a0ee.jpg

LucasHartong 05-26-21 10:56 AM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...11df78cd8b.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fdb4e65706.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...04a937ee23.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...52a2fec149.jpg

LucasHartong 05-27-21 04:52 AM

And part of the manual coming with it.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...09b5fe359e.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a7fbfdd472.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0140125c9f.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fd5841cccd.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9afec20902.jpg

T-Mar 05-27-21 10:07 AM

Yes Stratos was Campagnolo's bottom of the line group in 1994 and only catalogued for that model year. It seems to have been targeted to give Camapgnolo a presence in the sub $1000 US market, where it would compete against Shimano 105SC.

I have a 1994 price list showing your CFR-3 at $999.95 US. It was 2nd in a 5 model road line (at least in then USA).

sdn40 05-27-21 10:52 AM

Purple is underrated.

LucasHartong 05-27-21 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by sdn40 (Post 22078127)
Purple is underrated.

Haha! Yes, it is. I just found purple steering tape and a purple/white Selle Italia. Took me some time, but it's gonna be swell. :)

LucasHartong 05-27-21 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by T-Mar (Post 22078052)
Yes Stratos was Campagnolo's bottom of the line group in 1994 and only catalogued for that model year. It seems to have been targeted to give Camapgnolo a presence in the sub $1000 US market, where it would compete against Shimano 105SC.

I have a 1994 price list showing your CFR-3 at $999.95 US. It was 2nd in a 5 model road line (at least in then USA).

Thanks, T-Mar. This bike seems so underrated to me, including the group. She drives very, very good indeed. To my surprise I must say. I own quite a few bikes, all great, but this is my first composite. I am a happy man. :)


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