[CR]Mid 70s Component Choices in the UK


From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 17:18:42 -0500
Subject: [CR]Mid 70s Component Choices in the UK

OK, a general question for our British members...

Suppose it's mid 1970s and you have a top o' the heap British frameset lik e a Harry Quinn. You want to spec the components. Pure racing stuff, no touring or puttering about. So fast and light. What was the prevailing

stuff in the clubs back then? In the USA it was of course the usual Campy/Cinelli mix. But what if you want something different? I was thi nking it would be nice to have a Huret Jubilee/TA chainset/Maillard 700 hubs/Weinmann or Mavac brakes set up. Of course it's "MY" choice. But did the lads do this back then in the UK i.e. French components or Zeus or did they, like us overhere, go the Campy route if money was no object. I wan t to be different but I don't want to be laughed out of the club. Suppose the frame had Campagnolo drop-outs, would that influence the choices?

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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