One of the true holy grail's of the vintage bicycle world! This group was released in 1983 to commemorate Campagnolo's 50th year in business. It also happened to be released the same year founder Tullio Campagnolo died. 10,000 of these groups were made, and only a portion of them were in this special case. Group #0001 was kept in the Campagnolo museum, and #0002 was presented to Pope John Paul ll. They all came with a numbered certificate card, and this one's card reads #5305. More about this historic gruppo can be read here, on Campy Only . Most people will never so much as lay eyes on one of these groups in unused condition, much less own one! Don't pass up your chance to invest in onne of the most prestigious and easily recognizeable symbols of bicycle wealth. Campagnolo just released it's 80th anniversary Super Record group in 11 speed, and the value of these 50th groups has jumped. Just imagine what the values will be like in 20 years when the 100th anniversary group is released! (let's hope we're not talking 15 speed drivetrains by then!)
The gruppo was based on the Super Record group, with some significant upgrades. Most pieces were adorned by a real 18 carot gold emblem with a raised/textured Campagnolo shield logo. All pieces contained an engraved signature of Tullio Campagnolo, and a special "50th" logo. Many pieces have faces that have been flattened, to allow for engravings. The brakes are based on the Cobalto brakeset, with the sharper arm profiles and recessed head bolt for the gold emblem.
This group was the epitome of exorbant decor. The component engravings and real gold emblems weren't the end of their madness. In addition, to hold the brake barrel adjusters and derailleur mount bolt on their components is a little strip of leather with the 50th logo stamped on it. The carrrying case has a nice 50th logo printed on it in gold. Even the crank dust cap tool is highly polished and engraved with the 50th logo!
Condition: NEW OLD STOCK! NEVER mounted! This group is pristine, with only a couple minor blemishes. The brake hoods have one side that's very dry (this happens to most of these groups, on the side that's exposed). The non-drive crank arm has a small scrape on the side, which was caused by the case itself (the crank arms fit fairly tightly in the plastic case). The blue plastic cases are in excellent shape. The black outer case is in great shape, with some wear to the material (mostly on the sides, happens to all of these, not the highest quality material). The zipper functions like new, and straps are in great shape.
This group includes the following:
- Crankset: 175mm, 53/42t
- Spanner tool, to remove/install crank dust caps. Engraved with 50th logo
- Pedals: English thread
- Toe clips: no size listed. Large?
- Brake levers
- Downtube shifters
- Hubs & QR skewers: 36 hole, 126mm rear spacing, English freewheel threads
- Headset: 1" threaded, English, bearings in sealed container
- Bottom Bracket: 115mm x 68mm, English threads (1.370 x 24), bearings in sealed container, plastic box has crack
- Front and rear brakes: recessed nut, short reach (52mm/42mm)
- Seatpost: 27.2mm x 210mm (standard uncut length)
- Front derailleur: 28.6mm clamp, for double crank, bottom pull
- Rear derailleur: short cage
- Seatpost binder bolt: "Patent Campagnolo"
- 2 brake cables/housing, 2 shift cables, derailleur coil housing
- Certificate number card, #5305
- Inner blue plastic component holders, black outer carrying case