1973 Condor Baracchi

Condor Baracchi


  • Serial No: 73102
  • Frame: Reynolds 531 butted tubing, forks and stays; Seat Tube: 23″ ctt; Top Tube: 22.5″ ctc; Wheelbase: 40″; Fillet Brazed construction; Campagnolo dropouts
  • Crankset: Campagnolo Record; 53t/42t; Undated
  • Pedals: Campagnolo Record
  • Gears: Campagnolo Nuovo Record front and rear derailleurs and shifters.
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Record SF hubs; 36-spoke F & R.
  • Brakes: Campagnolo Record
  • Handlebars and Stem:
  • Saddle and Seatpost: Selle Italia Turbo on Campagnolo Record seatpost 27.2 mm diameter


The Condor Baracchi can only have been named after the Trofeo Baracchi (Baracchi Trophy) that was never, as far as I know, won on a Condor.  For most of its existence, the race was run as a two-up time trial, which may or may not mean that Condor saw this primarily as a time-trial bicycle.  The original owner certainly had it set up that way with Campagnolo Pista 151BCD cranks with single large chainring.

I think the Baracchi was at the top of the Condor range when this bike was built (please correct me if you know better)

The chrome, paint and decals on this bike were original at the time these photos were taken (and one hopes they still are – the bicycle was sold on to a great enthusiast for the marque and model).

One thing that seems a bit of an anomaly on this frame is the BB cable guide for the front derailleur cable – looks more like the type you would use with a Gran Sport front derailleur and with the Record derailleur it was necessary to sleeve the cable where it would otherwise rub on the seat tube and wear the paint.

I had been racking my brain about the later brake callipers ever since the new owner asked me why it was fitted with the later type with domed quick release lever.  I eventually recalled that it came to me fitted with one Weinmann calliper and the two callipers fitted were likely the only matched pair I had and I probably never noticed that they were not ‘period correct’.  As far as I know they, the road crankset and the front derailleur are the only other non-original parts.

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