Re: [CR] Campy Mexico Cranksets


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From: gpvb1@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Campy Mexico Cranksets
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 16:04:24 +0000


Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 22:18:49 -0800 From: Bryant Bainbridge <gotfleas@earthlink.net> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR] Campy Mexico Cranksets

Mr.s Parker, Maasland, et al.

Dudes, you are taking this one a bit far. First of all I am merely relating what I was told by both a key campagnolo employee and someone that knows and had spent considerable time in the shops of some of the brands in question. Take it for what it's worth or not. The point is that Campy claims to have modified these components in house. How much modification they did and at what stage of finish they took the components to is something that I never asked nor am much interested in. I was merely relating what I heard. I did not attempt to interview the production staff, the guy that straightens the crank arms or the janitor.

Greg, the point in relating the story about campy and mountain bike components was merely to relay the humor in the comment that mountain bikes are unsuitable for the mediterranean personality. Nothing more.

Bryant Bainbridge Portland Orygun

That may be the fastest backpedaling I've ever seen on this list, and I've seen a whole lot of backpedaling here over the years. Congratulations. Greg Parker Dexter, Michigun

Bryant wrote:

"If we are calling the highly milled and rounded cranks seen on Olmo, Colnago and a few others "Mexico" (never saw those words on them in the day) I can say with certainty that they were in fact modified by Campagnolo. I had always wondered about this and when visiting Campy on business in the mid 80's I had the opportunity to ask them directly. It turns out that for a few special and influential Italian builders, there were modifying cranks, shifters, brakes and seat posts. They specifically mentioned the Olmo, DeRosa & Colnago. There may have been others, but the brain cells are rusty now. Dale is right about Campy frowning on people modifying their products, but apparently that does not extend to their own work for Italian builders."