Yes, I'm still working on a "gruppo". I have:
Headset (steel loose ball) BB, sealed Touring cranks Hubs, sealed, just like Monkeymans down to the box Seat, Racing 3 Toe straps Pedals
I need: Seatpost, 27.2 (will trade Campy NR) Toe clips, Bicycle Classics has (I hope still) Tires, 27 X 1 1/4
As to quality, it's about Ofmega's best but no Campy. The seatpost seems their own thing and I like them.
> >>>All I remember in Avocet-branded parts were the hubsets, pedals,
> double- and
> triple-cranksets, BBs, headsets (loose and sealed units), seatposts (all
> Ofmega), clips, and straps<<<
> Greg -
> Don't forget to add track cranks to the list. I've got two. Agree that
> Avocet had lot's of good intentions and not always a lot of
> follow-through. I know they still make saddles, but I've never been too
> fond of them either then (spec'd on lots of early Treks) or now (my wife
> raced with the Air 02 for a while, but they seemed to break down very
> quickly). I also still have a pair of late 80's Avocet touring shoes
> that are very tennis shoe-like, and pretty good "walkers".
> Like Jan, I was quite fond of the R20 FasGrips, and still have a pair
> with the tan side wall set aside for my 3Rensho project.
> Wayne Bingham
> Falls Church, VA