Re: Subject: [CR] Were Campy brakes so superior?


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Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 11:34:05 -0600
From: "Nor Meyer" <norbikes@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: Subject: [CR] Were Campy brakes so superior?


I suspect the appeal 'back when of Campy gear could be considered a precursor to the "Be Like Mike" syndrome of recent memory.You have to recall that Tullio got his start inventing a wheel quick release, after struggling with frozen wing nuts in a race in Italy. He was a bike racer himself, and he designed gear for bike racers. Gear that was dependable, that worked, and was lightweight. Given the roads racers raced on back then, and the conditions under which they raced, I'm sure a good set of brakes was of paramount importance. Of course none of us will ever put our Campy brakes to their limit----we're nowhere near professional level riders, and Weinmann's would suffice perfectly. But we ride professional level bikes so why shouldn't we hang professional level components on them? Be like Eddy!

Nor Meyer in Mt. Vernon, IA