I got little cash, wise to put 70s Record on 2003 frameset?



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Paul

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Hi All

I have a '73 Cresent(531) all Campy but brakes used on Sunday club rides, otherwise on MTB. I want a
new frameset but don't have $$ for full bike, wondered if wise to buy frame and swap crankset and
barends (I like barends) I'll use newer Hbars/stem. My better judgement is to leave the Cresent as
is and painfully save. I just love the way old Campy works, don't really like brake/shifter combo.
Any opinions? TIA <paul
 
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"Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:Bh-
> I just love the way old Campy works, don't really like brake/shifter combo. Any opinions?

This has nothing to do with racing -- please don't post this sort of question here. And everyone
else, please do not respond to this question here.

Thanks,

JT

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"Paul" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hi All
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> I have a '73 Cresent(531) all Campy but brakes used on Sunday club rides, otherwise on MTB. I want
> a new frameset but don't have $$ for full bike, wondered if wise to buy frame and swap crankset
> and barends (I like barends) I'll use newer Hbars/stem. My better judgement is to leave the
> Cresent as is and painfully save. I just love the way old Campy works, don't really like
> brake/shifter combo. Any opinions? TIA <paul>

My opinion is that the swapping the frame will make less difference than the components.

What is it you hope to accomplish with a new frame? Nashbar did have a smoking deal on new aluminum
frames which would save you a bit of weight, but you might need to buy a new BB, and you might new
axles (Or will you?) because the new frame will be spaced wider.

Note that if you like Campy gear, you can get bar-end shifters even for their latest 9v and 10v
stuff. They still make this for the TTers and Tri-geeks, so next time you see a triathlete cranking
along at 70 rpm on a funny-looking bicycle, you be a little grateful.

If you love how old Campy works, that's perfectly fine, but frames have changed much less than
equipment. That's why most people put new gruppos on old bicycles

15-year-old Pinarello, 5-year-old STI,
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Sorry, both groups next to each other, I click on wrong NG..... <paul>

"Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:Bh-
> I just love the way old Campy works, don't really like brake/shifter combo. Any opinions?

This has nothing to do with racing -- please don't post this sort of question here. And everyone
else, please do not respond to this question here.

Thanks,

JT
 
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Paul-<< My better judgement is to leave the Cresent as is and painfully save. I just love the way
old Campy works, don't really like brake/shifter combo. Any opinions? >><BR><BR>

If it works, go ride it. Modern 'stuff' won't make you any faster. Remember, 'it's not about the
bike', but the ride.

Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
(303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
 
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Paul

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Thanks guys

The Crescent works as good as new; I keep it in factory shape, except for few dents & scratches, it
has a tight front end, toe overlap, when in my 20s and fast I didn't mind now in my forgetful 50s
slow speed turns can be comical! ;-) I'd like a modern frame just so experience it, I'm great
climber so always wanted a superlight climbing machine. I do notice that I'm as fast or faster then
some on 21st century bikes. <paul>

Peter said: If it works, go ride it. Modern 'stuff' won't make you any faster. Remember, 'it's not
about the bike', but the ride.

Peter Chisholm
 
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