Richard M Sachs wrote:
> i was in the habit of jetisoning ANYTHING that was
> replaced by a "newer" version. i mean, who the
> f$(&^% wanted any of that dated campagnolo stuff
> on their modern bicycles?
> klatu barata nikta
> chester, ct
Some of the stuff I did to my bikes when they were still somewhat new (not considered vintage like now) was done for aesthetic reasons. I liked the original flat QR cam levers and the straight wheel QRs levers and the black hoods. Didn't care if it was dated or not back then. I just switch the stuff around to my liking. Usually changed or modifying the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) mandated stuff from '78. Everything was modern at some point but the aesthetics didn't always improve for the better (but mostly for the better I'd add).
e-CHUCKIE the day the earth stood still south pasadena, ca