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Old 08-24-10, 01:03 PM
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Help to spec up a 1989 Italian classic

Hi everyone I seek help as above.
I was recenly given (!) by a (very) good mate his sadly neglected bike (he bought a boat and put on weight ) There's no doubt about its origins - I know where he bought it from. Its a 1989 Super Prestige with Colly SLX tubes. What I need to know is what groupset it would have had at that time. Some original parts are:

Downtube index shifters - Campag 8 speed (what model?)
Campag record chainset
Aero(?) type brake levers (sub-tape cabling)
Campag - Chorus calipers

The front mech is not correct (new Veloce) and Im not certain about the rear.
The front hub is a shimano but on a Mavic rim

I'm not planning to repaint or butcher it, and I'd like to fit period parts where possible Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
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I could be mistaken, but I'll take a shot at this...

The DT shifters weren't really segregated into groups. The color differences were for using them with different free wheels (6sp, 7sp, 8sp). Keep them.

I'd use a mixture, depending on what I had and what I could afford, of Campagnolo C-record, Croce D'Aune and Chorus parts. That's what probably "belongs" on it. The Delta brakes are extremely expensive, you might want to use Athenas instead. If you want the most functional time appropriate group, it's Shimano Dura Ace 7400...which a lot of racers were running at the time.
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How bout a few pics?
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I agree Chorus or Athena would be your best bet. period correct and not too pricy right now. what kind of shifter do you have? I don't think campi had an 8spd DT shifter until '92ish. the shifter in '89 was Synchro 2 or the Retro friction.

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