Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today's History Lesson: BMX

BMX racing--kid-sized bikes raced by kids and adults over short, dirt courses--blossomed in the 1980s. When it did, Campagnolo made a short-lived effort to capitalize on the craze, producing a gruppo for BMX bikes that was based on the popular Record gruppo. Several anodized colors were offered, including blue and gold (pictured here).

Here are photos of a period bike equipped with a Campy BMX gruppo (hubs and cranks), mixed with a variety of non-Campy parts.

Although it was only sold for a few years, the BMX gruppo is still available. The crankset makes a great addition to a fixed-gear or single-speed bike.

Learn more about Campagnolo history at the Campy Only web site HERE

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