Campagnolo 50th Anniversary Pantographed Stem
- 3TTT Criterium
These stems are rare ... and can fetch quite a bit one Bay.
Despite my research it is hard to establish who was the craftsmen
behind these pantographed parts.
There is much speculation about which ones are original and
which have been produced later. One thing is for sure pretty
much all the traditional pantographing machines that produced
these items in the 70s and 80s are now in the scrap yard and
have been replaced with CNC digital machines.
My thoughts are that a few people were doing these pantographes
on a range of stems and their work can be read almost like
a signature as they were of course running these pantograph
machines of a wooden master of the design so the size and
shape of the engravings give an indication.
My suspicion that the markings on the top are the best indication
of a genuine 80s item.
I have seen versions of this design on Cinelli
Criterium and 3TTT
Mod.1 Record Strada (or models 2 & 3) these have been
of various standards and you have to have a good look at the
I have also seen these engravings done on a Cinelli
XA and 3TTT
Record / Status These stems are later and I believe any
50th stems that are on these bases are recent engravings.
Anything listed as NOS I suspect was done with CNC tooling.
That is not to say they are not nice work; just that they
are recent works.
Bottom line is have a look and take a view ...