[CR]Campy bashing ?

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From: "Jim McCoin" <ronald774@home.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 14:14:41 -0700
Subject: [CR]Campy bashing ?

I don't think Campy has ever courted any one other than racing cyclists , aside from a few triples and tandem setups they focus on racing . I was lucky to live a half block away from a bike shop run by a one time six day racer , I learned a lot , I learned that with new Campy cranks you took a small file and broke the sharp edge left by the mill and lathe operation , that avoided cracks in the future . This is something a customer should never have to do . The first new bike I bought in' 63, a Cinelli Speciale Corsa came with the standard record Campy cranks with a 45 small ring and 52 large ring , as strong seventeen year old a 45x25 would get me over any hill in the SF Bay Area . Most of us tried to ride the same equipment the pros rode , the older folks rode touring bikes with French stuff the young studs, Italian with Campy .If that ment new head sets every couple of years , ok . One last thing , Mike Kone is the only one I hear warning folks about breaking Campy crank arms , I was out enjoying my '75 Masi one day , I stood up to sprint and found my self flat on my back wondering what happened , I sat up and saw that my foot was still strapped to the pedal , the arm had broken about 2 inches from the pedal spindle , I replaced the arms with a used set only after die penetrant testing them for cracks . Oh yeah I also cracked my Giro helmet and with a check for 15 dollars they replaced it in less than a week . Jim McCoin