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Crescent 92320 Pepita - Reynolds 531 - 52 cm - Randonneur/Porteur/Commuter

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Crescent 92320 Pepita Världsmästarcykel, 52cm, 1970

Philippe promenade, 3ttt

Crescent / 531, Campagnolo Record upper, Ofmega Special lower

Fiamme with Vittoria Rally tubular on Campagnolo Record hub

Mavic Reflex with Conti Sprinter Gatorskin tubular on Campagnolo Record hub

Campagnolo Record 53t, Ofmega french threaded

Ideale 90 on Campagnolo Record post

Ofmega Super Competizione, generic ss-chain

Dia Compe Gran Compe semi long reach, No-name french (Mafac?) levers


Converted Crescent 92320 Pepita, a brand somehwhat known from Gösta "Fåglum" Petersson's victory in Giro d'Italia in the same year, though his was Monark branded (and said actually to be a De Rosa?). The former and first owner had painted it all black over the well-known orange, so I had no second thoughts over the sand blaster and new yellow-orange suit.

My new all-year-round commuter built mostly from leftovers and original 92320 parts. Originally mostly equipped with NR along with Mafac brakes, Titan stem/handle bar and Ideale saddle.
A surprisingly quick and light frame. Though, the fenders makes the toe overlap huge - crank arms hits the front fender.

This 1970 example is built with Nervex lugs, Agrati bottom bracket shell, Wagner fork crown and Campagnolo dropouts.

(Last picture shows the frame set up for light weight touring, equipped with 5 speed freewheel and a Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear dérailleur. Rear bag is a Minnehaha, front bag is bulk. Altogether proved to be an excellent and rather stable touring bike. Clearly it suits country roads better than city traffic. )

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Aesthetically pleasing

Very nicely balanced... Aesthetically pleasing. Would catch my eye if spied on the road. Excellent photos as well.

- kh

Sweet bike.

Sweet bike.

Thank you!

Thank you!

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