Vintage Rare Campagnolo Super Record Group-set First Generation Drillium Style!! Factory drilled to be light and especially designed for race! There was a time when, in the quest to shave every last gram from a bike, riders took a drill bit to any component they could — turning solid shiny metal into shavings and air. The practice took on the name “drillium” as a bit of word play, as in aluminum, titanium, unobtanium, and drillium. Many people think of the 1970s as the “drillium decade, ” but the practice actually started long before, and continued long after — even through today. According to Classic Lightweights UK, one can find examples of drilled components dating back before WWI, but many UK cyclists associate the practice with Alf Engers, a well-known time-triallist from the 1950s through the’80s. Engers inspired a number of British cyclists to adopt the practice as well, as reducing a bicycle’s weight was believed to be the best advantage for time trials — at least in the days before the introduction of aerodynamic tricks. For many other cyclists around the world, particularly in the US, the inspiration cited for drillium would probably be Eddy Merckx, who was known to drill out many of the components on his bikes. One notable example of Merckx’s obsession with lightening components would be his famous Hour Record bike. The Campagnolo cranks on that bike were reportedly re-profiled subtly, while the arms of the spider were milled out, and the chainring lightened with additional milling. The reinforcing ring or webbing was also removed from the Nuovo Record chainring. Some of the alterations to the chainring probably provided the inspiration for what would later be released as the Super Record chainrings and a common modification known as the “Mexico” crank. The handlebars on the bike were also drilled out pretty seriously, as well as the seat post (much of that drilling was hidden inside the seat tube). This pieces were unmounted from an Italian race bike from 70’s, pieces have normal usage and some rust. Have Italian pase 36×24 F The rear derailleur have Titanium bolt / screw, very revolutionary for that decade! VERY NICE PIECE FOR SERIOUS COLLECTORS! ========================= Please note that all my items are 100% original and authentic, I do not sell fake or copies. Please view all the pictures carefully, pics are part of the description. What you see is what you get – pictures aren’t edited in any way. If you have any question feel free to ask or if you want more info or more pictures ask me and I’ll send you. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described (will be provided more pictures on buyers request). If you have any questions regarding my items, please feel free to contact me for advice. Please check my other listings. The item “Vintage Rare Campagnolo Super Record Groupset First Generation Drillium Style” is in sale since Thursday, March 10, 2016. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Cycling\Vintage Cycling\Vintage Bicycle Parts”. The seller is “vintagewatches2000″ and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Campagnolo