Re: [CR]S&S couplers - heresy?


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Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 18:58:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Syke - Deranged Few M/C <sykerocker@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]S&S couplers - heresy?
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
cc: dgranger@comcast.net

Duncan,

If you're going to go to the trouble and expense of getting the aformentioned work done, I'd really suggest foregoing half measure and doing it right.

Get yourself a Masi and have the S&S couplers installed.

Then you can be sure that your efforts are rewarded with having what is supposedly the perfect road bike available no matter where you've traveled.

George R. "Syke" Paczolt Montpelier, VA

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Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 03:16:27 +0000 From: dgranger@comcast.net To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]S&S couplers - heresy? (Duncan Granger) Message: 1

Hi all,

I have recently become the owner of a 1972 Raleigh Professional (G2564).

I am wondering if it would be heresy to have a good framebuilder install S&S couplers on it. I am looking to have a vintage lightweight with which I can travel - without paying to ship it in advance.

It's wearing non-original paint, so I was planning on having it repainted anyway (which would be necessitated by installation of the couplers).

So, have I gone off the deep end? Would I be doing a "bad thing" to the frame, from a collectors point of view?

Have any of you installed S&S couplers on a vintage frame (esp. full 531db)?

If so, how does it ride?

TIA for your opinions...

Duncan Granger Mountville, PA

Syke Deranged Few M/C

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