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


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From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Now: Mavic vs. Simplex & Campagnolo Was: Derailleur question
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 20:22:12 -0600


I think Hell has been awarded the next Winter Olympics.

Didn't the famous and super-cool (for the era) French novelist Albert Camus expire in a similar poetic manner? Those French, they even know how to exit in style.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Now: Mavic vs. Simplex & Campagnolo Was: Derailleur


question


> jerrymoos wrote:
> >
> > 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

>

> .