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1995 Magnum Opus Anniversary

Magnum Opus Anniversary
Preston, 1995

This is another of the first series of the MO iii Anniversary model which was offered in a limited edition in 1994 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the patent on the curly stays. Like the other Anniversaries, this one features extra ornaments (for example on the seat lug) and lots of chrome. This exemplar was imported by World Class Cycles, USA, for an American owner. The size is 64.7 cm (c-to-t); tubes are 531C with Campy dropouts. Seat and head tube angles are 72 degrees; fork rake is 2.25 inches. It has a head tube pump peg, double water bottle braze-ons, a chain hanger, and 126mm 6-speed rear spacing. The color scheme is flamboyant blue and pearl white; Coronation transfers.

The components are:  Cinelli hexagonal bar and stem; Campy Record headset, Campy brakes (Dia Compe white aero levers), Campy Record crankset and bottom bracket (52, 42 tooth chain rings); Look white pedals; Campy Super Record seatpost 27.2mm with Brooks Professional saddle; 6-speed Shimano block with Shimano uni-glide chain; Campy Record shift levers with Campy Croce d'Aune push-rod rear derailleur; Shimano 105 aero look front derailleur; Schwinn Paramount white water bottle cages; Blackburn white rear rack; Campy Record 36-hole hubs; straight gauge stainless steel spokes; Mavic G40 heat treated 27 inch rims with Performance 27x1-1/8 inch tires; Silca chrome pump; Profile airstryke aero bars (for The Windy City).

Fotos courtesy of the owner.