The Tectoron KS-01 is a Campagnolo Super Record recreated in Leipzig in the style of a Soviet Tractor. Fundamentally it is all there; it feels strong and tight, the pulleys spin smoothly and it is not that heavy. Unlike Favorit or Kharkov models it contains no steel or plastic major components - it is all aluminium. All well and good - but no opportunity to omit flair, charm or refinement has been passed up - it is a crude and brutish object.
The Tectoron KS-01 is shown on a few websites as being fitted to Diamant road racing bikes from about 1978 onwards. However the pulley cage plates are clearly a copy of the shape that Campagnolo only introduced on the 1979 Super Record - so either Tectoron had an earlier style with a different pulley cage, or the dates are a touch dodgy.
This example came with a guarantee card stamped 1990 - at which time both the DDR itself and the design of the Tectoron KS-01 were well past their sell-by-date.
This example has black knuckles - much in the style of the first generation Campagnolo Super Record. It is also 4g heavier than my silver example.
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