Re: [CR]RE: WTB 5-spd freewheel...

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To: Leonard Bulger <>,
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: WTB 5-spd freewheel...
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 14:19:38 GMT

.. and, oh, yeah - WHAT kind of gearing system was Fausto Coppi, Il Campionissimo, venerated maestro and most Italian of Italians - what was he using in the 1949 Tour de France?

For that matter - in 1975, Bernard Thevenet sure didn't seem held back by French parts ... and they didn't seem to be an issue for Jacques Anquetil in his five TdF wins, either ...

Seriously, deciding French bike parts are junk based on the Simplex Prestige makes about as much sense as deciding Italian parts are junk based on the Campagnolo Valentino or Gran Turismo.

Russ Fitzgerald Greenwood, SC
> 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
> Jerry wrote:
> 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!
> Regards,
> Jerry Moos