RE: [CR]Cheapest all-Campy bike, was: Raleigh Pro Questions

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From: <"kohl57@starpower.net">
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:53:28 -0500
Subject: RE: [CR]Cheapest all-Campy bike, was: Raleigh Pro Questions


Nice story, Bob! And I bet you weren't passed by too many Campy-equipped bikes, either.

That was the old story in the 1970s.. all of the French bikes, all of which seemed to be variations on the PX-10 theme (and if I had room, I'd happily

collect all of them!) were SO much cheaper than their Italian or British competition. No need to start the old arguement about Simplex vs. Camp y (oh, why not.. it's a CR List evergreen debate!), but the simple fact remains: Campy had major "mojo" and you paid for it. A lot. It was fun

buying French bikes and sneering at Campy blokes who paid double what you paid, but if you applied your brakes, that Mafac squeel would just ruin your street cred. So here's to French PX-10s and their myriad clones: th e best lightweight for the money of the Bike Boom.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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