Re: [CR]Re: "Rarest Campy Part"


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 09:03:28 -0600
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Mark Stonich <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: "Rarest Campy Part"
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At 2/3/2008 08:35 PM -0600, John Thompson wrote:
>Here's my candidate for the "rarest Campy part:" the 1010 dropout
>realized in titanium rather than steel. We actually had a set at
>Trek; I'm not sure where we got them or where John Barron got his:
>
>http://www.velostuf.com/campy1010ti.jpg
>http://www.velostuf.com/Campy%20Ti%20Dropouts%20I.jpg
>http://www.velostuf.com/campy1010ati.jpg
>http://www.velostuf.com/velostufgalleryframebuildingmaterials.htm

I was at Cecil Behringer's shop the day they showed up from Italy. The box wasn't very big but I don't know how many there were in it. But I was building a frame at the time using 1010s so I sure remember how light they felt in comparison. Even my wife could tell they were something special.

After Cecil passed away I saw a few in the hands of various local bike nuts (or maybe the same set got passed around) so I assume that's how John Barron got his. Missing his estate sale is pretty high on my list of regrets. He had a frame he'd built in 1936 that he claimed was the first frame ever silver brazed. Wonder what happened to it.

Mark Stonich;
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