All the interesting features of the Super 60 are absent, it has a very short pulley cage and the pivot of the pulley cage is on the axis of the pulley wheels - a retrograde step that is not obviously due to price constraints.
Overall it is a pressed steel derivative of the 1953 Campagnolo Gran Sport.
[Atom] [Brooks] [Campagnolo] [Dia-Compe and Weinmann] [Huret] [Maillard] [Normandy] [Nitto] [SR (Sakae)] [Sachs-Huret] [Shimano] [Strong] [Sansin] [Sunshine] [Sun Tour (Maeda)] [Sugino] [Tange] [Williams] [Dancing Chain] [Saddles]The date of manufacture of a bicycle's components can often be used to determine the date of manufacture of the bike itself.
Some bike parts have a date code cast or stamped into the piece.
Very nice vintage Italian Fausto Coppi / Fiorelli frameset, dating from 1958 - 1959, with "full" Campagnolo Gran Sport groupset. Selling some of those at the moment so make sure to check my other listings (or flickr account) for some more eye candy.
I believe the frame is from 1958 / '59 and was almost completely original with regards to the components that it came with.
It was more than the sunlight bouncing off them — they appeared to radiate quality and exclusivity, and were the only serious choice at professional level.
So make sure to check everything over before you are going to ride it. Size Top tube: 55,5 cm - cc Seat tube: 56 cm - cc / 58 cm - Saddle: Brooks B17 Racing Special Seatpost: Titan chromed steel 27.2 Handlebar: Cinelli Giro D'Italia, steel / shield logo. Cranks: Campagnolo Record Strada, 170m - 52/46, with all original components / parts, inc. Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record Pedals: Record Toeclips: Christophe Straps: Alfredo Binda Front derailleur: Campagnolo flat cage Record. Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport Shifters: Campagnolo Gran Sport with intergrated pump holder. Pump: Silca with Campagnolo pump head Hubs: Campagnolo Record 36h 3 piece, open C levers Rims: Fiamme, with eyelets round the valve holes. Tubulars: Italian Vittoria Headset: Campagnolo 1039 Gran Sport / Record.
Also think the pedals are from the 1960's, not late fifties.
Though with the appropriate axle for this type of crankset.
It is almost as if Raleigh had told Cyclo to stop messing around with their own bright ideas and buckle down to producing the cheapest possible copy of a Gran Sport.
The Cyclo Benelux Sport P2 was the last British derailleur ever - and unfortunately you can’t say that Cyclo quit while they were ahead.