[CR]Component reliability was Aluminum...

Example: Books

From: "walter skrzypek" <wspokes1@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 08:07:12 -0400
Subject: [CR]Component reliability was Aluminum...

My Ergo power on my 95 Bianchi Trofeo, $459 retail bike and my beater bike which I upgraded from the downtubes to the Athena ergos when I got it, has over 25,000 miles on it and I have never had a problem with the ergos. Reliability? Pretty good from my experience.

Walt Skrzypek in Falls Creek, Pa&nbsp; ------------------------------------------




------------------------------------------ Walt Skrzypek Falls Creek, PA

&gt;From: "Richard Rose"

&gt;To: "Mark Petry" , ,

&gt;Subject: Re: [CR]Will Aluminum bikes ever really be future classics?

&gt;Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 22:25:01 -0400


&gt;I don't know.., my first generation Campagnolo 9-speed groupo is now on its

&gt;third bike in 4 years (2 owners), and somewhere between 8 - 10 thousand

&gt;miles. Original cogs, springs etc... No problems whatsoever. A couple of

&gt;chains, replaced before any problems developed. Thats it! Oh yeah, never

&gt;missed a shift either. Seems every bit as good as my SR stuff, and I

&gt;definitely am not worried about crank failure on the new Record.

&gt;Pretty good quality in my book.

&gt;Richard (won't go back), Rose

&gt;Toledo, Ohio

&gt;----- Original Message -----

&gt;From: "Mark Petry"

&gt;To: ;

&gt;Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 8:38 PM

&gt;Subject: RE: [CR]Will Aluminum bikes ever really be future classics?



&gt; &gt; Hah, on the topic of component durability, my Wizard with 9 speed Chorus

&gt; &gt; Ergopower has developed a shifting problem in the lever requirign that you

&gt; &gt; tap the "button" ever so slightly after each shift to a larger cog in


&gt; &gt; to re-center the rear mech over the cog. The lever internals (ratcheted

&gt; &gt; drum) will not return to the detent otherwise. I suspect this is


&gt; &gt; spring tension. The bike is less than a year old and has probably 600


&gt; &gt; on it.

&gt; &gt;

&gt; &gt; Quality ain't what it used to be. My vintage bikes are shifting away just

&gt; &gt; fine.

&gt; &gt;

&gt; &gt; =====================================================

&gt; &gt; Mark Petry 206.618.9642

&gt; &gt; Beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA

&gt; &gt; mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net

&gt; &gt; =====================================================

&gt; &gt; "Most of American life consists of driving

&gt; &gt; somewhere and then returning home, wondering

&gt; &gt; why the hell you went."

&gt; &gt;

&gt; &gt; John Updike, "Rabbit at Rest"

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