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

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From: "Chris Ioakimedes" <>
To: "'jerrymoos'" <>, <>
Subject: RE: [CR] Hacksawn Dropouts: A Smoking Gun?
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 18:19:25 -0800
In-Reply-To: <0bda01c3ed1a$3adb77a0$efddfea9@mooshome>

Hola todos, The bolt on Suntour derailleur on my hack sawn Mercier works very well with a 14-34 freewheel, the Simplex Prestige is not capable of such a wide range freewheel. The quality of the Prestige derailleur was not the problem. On a corn cob freewheel a Prestige works adequately, and the plastic doesn't rust.

chris ioakimedes Fairfax California

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of jerrymoos Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 5:32 PM To: Subject: Re: [CR] Hacksawn Dropouts: A Smoking Gun?

This is the eternal debate here. Campy was excellent. Some, like me, think Simplex, Stronglight, Zeus Mavic. Maillard, Galli. OMAS , Gipiemme, SunTour and others were every bit as good. Chuck is usually in the camp that thinks Campy was clearly the best. We'll never all agree on this, but we sure have fun debating it.


Jerry Moos "Back from a ride on my all Campy NR Falcon San Remo" Houston, TX

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] Hacksawn Dropouts: A Smoking Gun?

> "" wrote:
> >
> (cut)
> > As a teen trying to save newspaper route money for these things, we all
> > knew that if you wanted a "real" racing bike, a Gitane was cheap, a Peugeot
> > a mite more but way cooler and then you had your Schwinns and Raleighs with
> > their coveted Campy stuff which just cost a bomb in comparison. And I am
> > not talking so much real quality differences here, just "But I gotta it..."
> > marketing at work.
> I respectfully disagree... there were _real_ quality differences there,
> make no mistake about it. And yes "Gotta have it!" but for a very good
> reason. Whether you could afford it or not was a whole other question,
> of course...
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
> .