[CR]The Rally derailleur: a rare Campy sucess story?

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 14:15:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Tom Dalton" <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
To: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]The Rally derailleur: a rare Campy sucess story?

Jerry wrote:

"I consider the Rally the only real example of Campy actually getting it right with touring components during the classic era."

As opposed to their racing components that you consistently praise? How ironic that the only Campy part I can ever recall you praising is one that is A) really pretty lame B) a touring part and therefore pretty irrelevant in the scheme of things Campagnolo.

Campagnolo is fundamentally a manufacturer of racing components. In my opinion, their unfocused, token efforts at touring, MTB and leisure components are a reflection of their priorities and only add to the company’s charm. If their touring derailleur works for you, I’m not inclined to argue, only to ask: Does anyone who cares about Campy really care about touring parts? Does anyone who really cares about touring parts really care about Campy?

Tom Dalton

Bethlehem, PA

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