Re: [CR]American Masi = Fake Masi?


Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 00:15:10 -0400
From: Jerry & Liz Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: fred_rednor@yahoo.com
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]American Masi = Fake Masi?
References: <20010729233203.13719.qmail@web11901.mail.yahoo.com>


I never cease to be amazed at how overrated Campy NR/SR derailleurs and shifters are. They are certainly beautiful and durable, but the truth is they shift badly compared to SunTour or even to the best Simplex and Huret stuff. Fortunately Campy survived on mystique untill they, like everyone, could copy the SunTour design after the patent ran out.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:
> By the way, I have great respect for Berto's opinions
> regarding the shifting abilities of derailleurs. The
> tests he performed around 1980 were the only objective
> comparisons of derailleur shifting ability that I've
> seen.
> Nevertheless, a Nuovo Record mechanism is still
> more collectable than a Suntour VGT, regardless of
> which unit shifted better. Perhaps someday, when
> it has all but disappeared, the early Suntour stuff
> will be valuable due to its importance to subsequent
> derailleur design. But not quite yet...
> But in the case of California Masis I would have
> to disagree with Berto. It strikes me that in this
> case his opinion is the one shaped by prejudice.
> Best regards,
> Fred Rednor