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