Re: [CR] Hacksawn Dropouts: A Smoking Gun?

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 18:05:26 -0800 (PST)
From: "David Feldman" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Hacksawn Dropouts: A Smoking Gun?
In-Reply-To: <>

I have a nuanced view from many years of full time mechanic work; Campy had anywhere from a tiny to a huge quality advantage in the 70's depending on the part discussed. What they did have was consistent and predictable quality as well as an organized system for supplying repair parts.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA

--- Chuck Schmidt wrote:

> "" wrote:

\r?\n> >

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\r?\n> > As a teen trying to save newspaper route money for

\r?\n> these things, we all

\r?\n> > knew that if you wanted a "real" racing bike, a

\r?\n> Gitane was cheap, a Peugeot

\r?\n> > a mite more but way cooler and then you had your

\r?\n> Schwinns and Raleighs with

\r?\n> > their coveted Campy stuff which just cost a bomb

\r?\n> in comparison. And I am

\r?\n> > not talking so much real quality differences here,

\r?\n> just "But I gotta it..."

\r?\n> > marketing at work.



\r?\n> I respectfully disagree... there were _real_ quality

\r?\n> differences there,

\r?\n> make no mistake about it. And yes "Gotta have it!"

\r?\n> but for a very good

\r?\n> reason. Whether you could afford it or not was a

\r?\n> whole other question,

\r?\n> of course...


\r?\n> Chuck Schmidt

\r?\n> South Pasadena, Southern California


\r?\n> .