RE: [CR] Mid 70s Component Choices in the UK - differences of culture

(Example: Production Builders)

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 08:49:08 -0800
From: "John Jorgensen" <designzero@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR] Mid 70s Component Choices in the UK - differences of culture
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I have nothing against Campagnolo except it's so... well it's so

common! wrote Peter Kohler in refgerence to equipping a mid 70's Harry Quinn.

I had one new in 1975, it built it full Campagnolo, 3ttt stem and Cinelli #63 bars, yes modified the stem to fit, Cinelli in the length I needed was out of stock. Plastic Unicanitor saddle, Super Champ rims on the race wheels. 47 x 15 top gear, those Junior gear limits at work. Superleggeri pista pedals, Binda straps.

Some teammates built them up with full Dura-Ace, another full Campag. with Weinmann 500 brakes. Others used Sugino cranks.

Harry was not afraid of toe clip overlap.

Was kind of sorry to see that one go long ago, but can't keep them all.

John Jorgensen Torrance Ca

Waiting for delivery of two new to me steeds, projects are piling up.