Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> Bikerdaver@aol.com wrote:
> > Steven-
> > I can not given exact dates of manufacture, but can say w/o any dounts that
> > the one I have used since on my "rainbike" since 1985 has NEVER EVER HAD ANY
> > CHAIN caught in it, NOR Cracked at the clamp or any other nonsense I have heard
> > thrown around by folks with no experience with them.
> > Pardon the assertive tone, its just that I have had beau coup (sp?) miles on
> > two of these models. You will find when you ask for first hand documentation
> > of all the weird claims made, you'll find they have absolutely no basis in
> > fact. Instead you will find responses that go along the lines of, I had a friend
> > who had a cousin that used to work with a person related to a guy that worked
> > at Campy 10 years ago and he said, bla, bla, bla, etc.
> Yeah, bla, bla, bla, etc....
> I've got a couple of broken straight band clamps I have inherited from
> local bike shops over the years. Weird claim? No basis in fact? Huh? Whatever...
> Chuck "Another beautiful day here, but maybe you know better?" Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
Forgot to add that I also have a couple of MAVIC front derailleurs with busted straight band clamps too; same story.
Never figured out if the aluminum alloy was too brittle, too soft, or just a bad design.
Get this stuff off the road for goodness sake! I'll pay the postage so you can send this dangerous to me and I'll dispose of it properly. You'll sleep better too.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California