[CR]Was: 75th Anniv Campy Book - Now: 'New' Super Record


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Subject: [CR]Was: 75th Anniv Campy Book - Now: 'New' Super Record
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:27:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: gillies@ece.ubc.ca (donald gillies)

While the subject of "New Campagnolo Super Record" is off-topic, I thought people might enjoy a quote from a movie that is decidedly on-topic, and in the classic era, and seems to describe the advantages of the new grouppo perfectly. This idea is courtesy Eric Worthington of San Diego, CA :

Cue Spinal Tap (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088258/quotes):

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten? Nigel Tufnel: Exactly. Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder? Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where? Marty DiBergi: I don't know. Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven. Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder. Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder? Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA