Re: [CR]Now: Mavic vs. Simplex & Campagnolo Was: Derailleur question


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Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 17:55:17 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: Mavic vs. Simplex & Campagnolo Was: Derailleur question
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jerrymoos wrote:
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> Wow, I agree with every word Chuck just said here. How often does that
> happen? Maybe Mavic is the magic middle ground on which the Campy fans and
> the Francophiles can agree.

Somebody check if they are ice skating in Hell right now.

I've always been a big fan of Mavic components and owner Bruno Gormand; I have four "Tout Mavic" bikes. My perception of Mavic was always as a small "boutique" racing parts company with lots of French mojo (their first complete group dates from 1979).

That Bruno died in '85 driving his Renault R5 Turbo on a twisty road and crashing while reaching for the dash board cigarette lighter just adds to the French mystique (his wife Madame C├ęcile Gormand and daughter continued running the company till 1990).

And it doesn't hurt that almost all of Sean Kelly's wins and Greg LeMond's shocking 1989 TdF 8 second win were on Mavic equiped bikes.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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