Individual Component Weights
Like any modern group set, Super Record could be ordered with a number of variations regarding size and threading. Additionally, during the 10+ years of manufacture, a number of components were also upgraded or changed. Here is a list of components that I have weighed from my collection.
|Seat Post||227||180mm long, 27.2mm diameter|
|Seat Post Bolt||11||8mm diameter|
|Brake Levers||225||Drilled levers, including rubber hoods|
|Friction Shift Levers||39||Including, nuts, washers etc.|
|Brakes||343||2nd Version, short reach callipers including brake blocks|
|Crankset||593||Fitted with 52t/42t chainrings, 170mm crank arms & dust caps|
|Bottom Bracket||318||70-SS Record – steel (Italian threaded)|
|Bottom Bracket||203||70-SS Super Record v2 – alloy & titanium (Italian threaded)|
|Headset||136||Super Record – alloy & steel (Italian threaded) with 4mm alloy spacer (4 grams)|
|Front Hub||126||100mm OLD, low flange (32 hole)|
|Front QR Skewer||86||curved lever style|
|Rear Hub||236||126mm OLD, low flange (32 hole)|
|Rear QR Skewer||88||curved lever style|
|Pedals||328||alloy with steel axle|
|Front Derailleur||92||braze-on mount|
|Rear Derailleur||181||Second version with black label|
|Toe Clips (Alloy)||12/13.5/15||Small / Medium /Large (no straps)|
|Toe Clips (Steel)||32/36/40||Small / Medium /Large (no straps)|
The total weight of the components listed is 2929 grams (approx. 2.9kg).
This weight includes the more exotic alloy/titanium bottom bracket, alloy toe clips (Large), but not toe straps and cables. However this figure is not relevant when comparing against modern group sets which are measured differently.
Weight Comparison with a Modern Group set
If you were to compare the overall weight of vintage Super Record group set with a modern 11 speed Super Record group set, you would need to calculate overall weight of vintage Super Record based on the following components;
Rear derailleur 181g, Friction shift levers 39g, Brake Levers 225g, Front Derailleur 92g, Crankset 593g, Bottom Bracket 203g, Brakes 343g.
Plus some additional parts not included in the Super Record group set;
Chain (6-8spd) 180g, Regina Extra 6spd freewheel (12-19t) 300g. Campagnolo promoted freewheels in it’s 1982 catalogue, but interestingly these were not included in any of the group sets.
The total weight of a vintage Super Record group set is approximately 2156 grams (2.2kg) which compares very favourably against a modern 11 speed Campagnolo Super Record group set with a claimed weight of approximately 2041 grams.
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This article is just a small part of my full review of Campagnolo Super Record groupset.
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I consider myself an enthusiast, not an expert. The information I have presented in this article is based on my many hours of online research.
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