SOLD - 8 Speed Shimano 600 Wheelset

Bulletproof set of wheels from the early nineties.

8-speed Shimano cassette, 32 radially laced DT bladed spokes up front. 32 round straight guaged DT spokes at the back, triple crossed for strength. Aero DT rims. What's not to like?

Unlike those flimsy modern carbon wheels, these brutes won't crumble in potholes. Nor will they warp, even if you drop them. Still oh so shiny too. Shimano freehub body is also compatible with any number of alternative speed cassettes if you want to run say, 9-speed instead.


It begins

As if there aren't enough pages in cyberspace dedicated to beautiful Italian works of cycling art, and the best looking components in the world, it's time to add just one more...

Let's start in style, with some gorgeous glitter.

C-Record aero setpost with Colnago pantographing, and Italian colours. Still in its original box some 20 years on.

By the mid eighties, the pantographing craze was almost over, so it is rare to find pantographed C-Record items. It is even rarer to find anything new. Makes me reluctant to mount this seatpost. What do ya reckon? Keep it new, or build it up?