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Feb 04 2016

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“this is one of the holy grails of vintage campagnolo memorabelia! this is the original custom made chromoly steel roof rack made for the campagnolo neutrel suport services buick station wagon in the 1980’s. this rack has seen action at the coors classic, world road championships in colorado springs, corestates us pro championships in philadelphia, and countless other north american races. I have lots of additional photos including vintage pics of the rack on the buick station wagon with jim ingram and bill woodul and I have emails documenting the history of the rack from jim and I am happy to print out copies of these emails for the purchaser. According to Jim Ingram, this rack was made of columbus and reynolds tubing and fillet brazed by Jimmy Flannigan (a former campy wrench who was working for Romic Bicycles when this rack was commissioned by campagnolo USA). the rack is in excellent condition and is fully functional with its original paint job. the rack has been in climate controlled storage for the last 15+ years. the front section of the rack will hold 2 complete bikes with “race ready” style side mounts which hold the bikes on the outside portion of the rack with quick release mounts so they can be taken down in seconds for bike changes. it also will hold 4 bikes with just the front wheel removed and 8 front wheels and 2 rear wheels. the rear portion of the rack holds 8 rear wheels and 6 front wheels. all of the wheel mounts use campagnolo dropouts and the rear dropouts are spaced for 128mm but since the rack is chromoly, you could easily respace them for 130mm. the front rack comes with 4 Lifetime brand guttermount style feet and the rack has a bolt hole to line everything up but one could VERY EASILY make a set of 4 spacers with slots in them (would cost you less than $100 at any machine shop) so they would work on any car and with any style of yakima or thule foot mount. the rear rack is designed to be easily clamped/bolted to existing factory installed or aftermarket crossbars”

Jesse H spotted this on LA CL-this was on Landlords before a few years ago. Remember I said the guy in the back seat of the station wagon was rolling a pinner? I guess it never sold. Very interesting artifact.