Re: [CR]Re: Confente

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot)

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 16:07:04 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Confente
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Brian Baylis wrote:
> (cut)
> "internal der. cable stop" (cut)
> This is the only feature I have ever borrowed from Mario. I still do
> this on many of my frames. It's neat, clean, and pratical as a special
> feature. This is the one thing Mario did that was cool enough to copy.
> Sort of balances out the "cable housing shaver" brake cable guides.

Okay then, maybe the Cable Housing Shaver (C.H.S.) cable guides are the part where "you have to be willing to suffer for fashion."

A little history: In the late seventies and early 1980s there was a brand of cable housing called Cherry or Elephant(?) that was the cat's meow, cutting edge, trendoid cable housing to use, but the thing was that it was slightly undersize in the O.D. When Mario made his custom pointed (looks like the same point in the pannel of the outer link of a Campagnolo N.R. rear derailleur for style reference) cable guides it turns out only the Cherry cable housing would fit. Makes restoration a real chore!

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal