Not to mention headsets that wear out in a season, touring derailleurs that don't shift and sometimes break the frame, pedals that don't have replaceable cages, no pedal washers on the cranks...
Leonard Bulger Ann Arbor, MI
Yes, one misses a lot by using the inferior French garbage. Like none of those stylish little cracks on the spider of Campy cranks, no laboring up hills in a 42 x 24 because NR cranks wouldn't take 40T ring like Stronglight and you didn't want to spend the time adjusting chain length to get an NR derailleur to wrap a 28T cog, unlike Simplex rears that wrap more chain.. No 15 minutes of bliss adjusting a Campy NR seatpost when a Simplex post can be adjusted in 30 seconds. No powering up hils on the 13T cog because the Campy shift lever has slipped into high gear, unlike Simpex retrofrictins that never slipped. Viva Campy!