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Old 09-02-10, 07:52 PM
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What's the deal on Campy Sportsman? Search yields zilch.
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VeloBase has a picture of one. Apparently it came out in 1961. That was the year I bought my first 'ten speed' and in the ensuing years of seeing all kinds of derailleur equipped bikes, I don't recall ever seeing one.
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I think they were meant for 5-speed city bikes. I doubt many made it to the US...
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OK, I have no idea what Campy Sportsman is. Can someone fill me in?
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I am also curious.
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Looks like a generic straight parallelogram derailleur. Round pulleys. Steel body. Nothing too spectacular. Probably shifts just fine with a very narrow range freewheel.
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So it's just the RD? Not a group? What other campy gear would I find paired with it?
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The Sportsman was one of Campagnolo's various attempts to break into the low-end equipment market. Most of their low-end products, such as the Valentino and my 981, are just that.
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So a bike equipped with sportsman=not that desirable? How's it perform? Thanks for the info.
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