Hi, its time to revive this thread.
My Basso needs some work to do, and i would like to do it without compromising the looks, however being reasonable at the same time.. It has a campagnolo 8 speed drivetrain with a rear wheel (record hub with cxp30 rim) that is failing, see the picture on cone damage. It works when not too tight, but the difference between smooth and shitty operation is very small. Even if its running well now I'm not expecting it to last forever. I reckon it is out of question to get hold of those cone parts today.
1st option is to keep the most and build a new rear wheel - i do have a same period rear hub (veloce) waiting to be laced. I’m though a little bit unsure of the continued supply of 8 speed campagnolo cassettes. --> if this would be reasonable, any suggestions on which rims should i build the the new wheel?
2nd option is to make a moderate upgrade and buy new shimano compatible wheelset and (bar end?) shifters for 8-or 9-speed, but then i need also shimano rear der, i suppose? This option would though streamline my maintenance needs. I do like my deore/a719 wheels and ultegra bar-ends in my touring bike.
3rd option is to obtain new wheels and new groupset, such as veloce 10 sp. Nice, but kinda pricey.
Another issue is with the brakes, holders won't accept period correct brake pads (BR-RE600). I think that the holders might be changed - those worn pads were marked "dura-ace". Anybody know off-the-shelf brake holders with pads which would suit 1994 campagnolo record brakes?
Any advise would be appreciated.