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11/15/2001       Special Gracia to Signore A. Ross


              This section is devoted to those illusively rare and hyper exotic parts and pieces that
few of even the most die hard vintage buffs have ever seen, must less ridden...    
Indeed, there are skeptics and naysayers who even go so far as to doubt that these
items ever existed!  Let these photos and drawings make believers of the dubious!

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Campagnolo's unique five-lever "Cambio Topollino"
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Campagnolo's
"Wing Nuzzio." Artist's rendition, n
o surviving examples known
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Maybe not Campagnolo? Exceedingly rare
Colnago 10-arm crankset.
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Girardengo
"tipo Cancello
della Prigione"
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The extremely obscure
Universal "Double
Sidepull," Mod. 685
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Campagnolo's
rare "Record-Record"
rear derailleur.
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The controversial PMP
cranks in their final iteration.
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Polish team freewheel and Secret weapon headset.
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Coppi on a 20" wheel bike!
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The elusive "Egarim" bicycle which stored reserve energy in the frame tubes to be released as needed on the uphills.
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"..The last 'real' Masi
ever produced?"
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The unique ADS minimal
friction brake shoes and their review in Bike World magazine, August 1974.
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Super rare! The unique
Campag Hi -Lo FRONT hub!
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"Guideonstop" must mean
"for those who pray a lot"?

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Does anyone remember
these maybe-1970s rims?


Can you supply "photos" or "scholarly
drawings" of other equally amazing components?

Help us resolve those mysteries that have been whispered about in cycling bistros for decades!

Have you seen these?

From the 1940s...?
The hard-to-find aluminum filled, wood rims.. made in Belgium, Germany or Italy?

From the mid 1970s...?
The hardly-ever-seen
36 tooth chain ring
for the Campagnolo Super Record?

(Yes, 144 pattern!)

Or...
Other rarities or obscurities?

Send only plausible and scholarly data (as seen in examples above) to:
International Lightweight Vintage Bicycle Historical Academy

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