Re: [CR]Side Pull Selection and Sun Manxman

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 11:25:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Side Pull Selection and Sun Manxman
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Quite true, Campy was the first SP that was really easy to center. That, plus the nice look, were its advantages. Eventually justified the big price difference for a lot of people. Of course, by the mid 70's Dura-Ace and Suntour had matched the Campy centering and appearance. Seemed to take the other Europeans a little longer than the Japanese to copy the design.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX wrote: Maybe there wasn't much difference in the stopping power of various sidepulls but Campag were so much easier to centre. I can recall putting a screwdriver on the spring and whacking it with a hammer to centre brakes. With the Campag it was a moments work with a cone spanner and best of all it stayed centred. Just got back from a cycle jumble in West Sussex. There was an original Sun Manxman frame complete with headset (beautiful chrome) Bluemels guards, Williams C34 chainset. It had chrome head lugs and fork ends. I thought it was really nice for a mass market "sports bike" but no takers at £175. Ray Green, Brighton

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