Re: [CR]52-42 cranks and classic clusters


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Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 18:56:46 -0500
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From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]52-42 cranks and classic clusters


Garth Libre pointed out:
>Modern race bikes are not only ugly <snip>... because of triple
>cranks and long cage rear derailleurs. Those are just touring
>bikes...

A few years ago when I wanted to get back into biking, I would stop at bike shops and asked if they had any "old fart racing bikes" They would ask what those were, and I'd reply that they were race frames with triples and wide rear clusters. "Nah, they don't make those... wouldn't sell" This was before Campagnolo came out with the racing triple...

Now I've a few bikes, and my 'retro-racer' is a Vitus with Nuovo Record. I pulled off the 53 and put it on my 'windtrainer' bike, and have a 45-42 half step with 13-26 freewheel. Don't go on long hilly rides with that one ;^)

Roy "yes I am.." Drinkwater