Updated 8.26.2011  
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!

Legendary PMP cranks go
bi-centric Polchlopek
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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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Girardengo "tipo Cancello
della Prigione."
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The extremely obscure
Universal "Double
ide pull," Mod. 685.
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Exceedingly rare Colnago
10-spider arm crank set. Maybe not Campagnolo?
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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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Campagnolo's  rare rear derailleur, model "Record-Record"
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The elusive "Egarim" bicycle
which stored reserve energy in the frame tubes to be released as needed on the up hills.
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"..The last 'real' Masi
ever produced?"
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Coppi on a 20" wheel bike!
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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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The unique ADS minimal
friction brake shoes and their review in Bike World magazine, August 1974.

Rendering of the ever-so-rare 35 tooth 144 pattern chain ring....
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Does anyone remember
these circa (maybe?) 1970s rims?

Rare Pre-CPSC

Campagnolo  reflector


      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 wood rims with aluminum filling... made in Belgium, Germany or Italy?

From the 1970s...?
The actual Windsor (not Colnago) bike that was ridden by Eddy to the Hour Record

Other rarities
or obscurities?

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

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