Re: [CR]Now: The most sought after classic parts in 20 years Was: Whatdid Suntour components do incorrectly?


From: "Steven Willis" <smwillis@verizon.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Now: The most sought after classic parts in 20 years Was: Whatdid Suntour components do incorrectly?
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 09:06:31 -0700


Good point on the Mavic parts. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-9022 http://www.thebikestand.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:46 PM
Subject: [CR]Now: The most sought after classic parts in 20 years Was:


Whatdid Suntour components do incorrectly?


> jerrymoos wrote:
> >
> > I agree, SunTour stuff was the best for the money and often just the best at
> > any price. Their greatest mistake was setting their prices too low. In 20
> > yeras, they may be the most sought after classic parts.
>
>
> I think the reality will be that 1st generation Super Record will still
> be the most highly sought after classic parts in 20 year's time.
>
> My opinion as to what collectors should actually be looking for?
> Mavic's SSC group. It's esoteric and weirdly different, was used by
> Sean Kelly (leader of peloton for 10 years) and Greg Lemond (8 second
> 1989 TdF victory, closest ever), works great (sealed bearings
> everywhere, retrofriction, adjustable cage derailleur), and it's FRENCH
> (probably has something to do with why it's weirdly different)!
>
> I bought my Mavic stuff when nobody wanted it, so I'm not too concerned
> about outing it ;)
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
> http://www.velo-retro.com (Mavic Timeline)

>

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