Re: [CR] non-prestige gruppos on great frames...


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:15:51 +0100
From: M-gineering <info@m-gineering.nl>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] non-prestige gruppos on great frames...


Harvey Sachs wrote:
> Ray Homiski wrote:
>
> The Shimano 600 morphed into the Shimano Ultegra and that does have
> quite a following but not in this forum. The iBOBs love them as do the
> Serotta forum crowd. They are not collectors pieces but more utilitarian
> and a notch down on the price scale. The thing I find strange on these
> forums is that the people there will spend many thousands of dollars on
> a F&F and deck it out with Ultegra. But I bet they look at the
> collectors like us and say, look at that old school stuff decked out
> with that Campy stuff.

There is an interesting comment in 'the Competition Bicycle' that US students bought full campy bicycles because the exchangerate made this a no-brainer.

Here, nobody had a full Campy bicycle, we just couldn't afford it. Subsequently a middle range gruppo with some substitutions looks a lot more correct to me than it would to a us based collector

-- mvg

Marten Gerritsen
Kiel Windeweer
Netherlands