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Capo

Bike tags: Road bike | 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo Reynolds 531
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1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo Reynolds 531

Specialized stem

original

Ofmega hub

Ofmega hub, Regina America freewheel, DT spokes

Nervar Star (Campagnolo Veloce shown; replaced after L crank cracked at spindle eye)

Brooks Pro; Campagnolo

SRAM PC-58

47-38 / 13-15-17-19-21-23

Paint and decals by CyclArt. Brakes and shift levers are original.

People who friended this bike JohnE, clawhammer, rogerdevlaeminck, TUBAR, El Pelayo

Head's up

Classy head tube! Guess that makes sense, considering the English translation of "capo." Those lugs are something else.

Capo

Thanks for the compliments. I own two of these bikes and continue to marvel at the craftsmanship. The Capo brand name is evidently an Italianate play on the company founder's name, Otto Cap, i.e., Cap, O, although one of my Viennese friends tells me that Cap is an Austro-Bohemian name in which the "C" should be pronounced like "dsch." The white head tube panels are historically accurate, although I did fudge the main color a bit, from the original candy apple red to a metallic burgundy. This bike rides as well as it looks.



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