Re: [CR]Campag tool kits...

(Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer)

Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 07:23:44 -0500
From: "James Swan" <jswan@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campag tool kits...
In-reply-to: <8C7E13234CF1669-A4C-1614D@mblk-d31.sysops.aol.com>
To: oroboyz@aol.com
References: <BC9696E5-7F07-11DA-BA7A-00039356BD92@ivycycles.com> <003901c61319$026436b0$5e390fd8@D36MSL71>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I forget who told me this but I think they just stopped production last year. It's funny, but typical, how they made no attempt to update the tool kit over the years.

Regards, Jamie Swan Centerport Cycles Inc. 245 Main St. Northport, N.Y. 11768 631-262-0909 http://www.centerportcycles.com (mapped) http://www.cabinfeverliquidations.com http://www.limws.org http://www.liatca.org

On Jan 6, 2006, at 6:44 PM, oroboyz@aol.com wrote:
> How about the production of these super-kits? Anyone have any idea
> when they were produced, start & finish? I assume they are now out of
> production.,. Haven't heard any effort on Campys behalf to sell them
> for many years. I would assume (with very little evidence) that they
> puttered out of production in the early 90s but who knows?
>
> Dale Brown
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: P.C. Kohler <kohl57@starpower.net>
> To: Brandon Ives <brandon@ivycycles.com>
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> Sent: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 18:29:15 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CR]Ideale shape-equivalent to Brooks (Team) Pro?
>
> I think the big issue is that yes at some point (mid 1980s maybe)
> Brooks just started using this really hard, thick leather. I mean the
> small rivet Pro on my '73 Cinelli which dates from... well '73.. is
> the ultimate in Brooks comfort. The one I got for my Peugeot, dated
> '85 I think.. is just like riding astride a steel beam. Ideale saddles
> tend to have thinner leather and yes.. they don't retain their shape
> as well as a Brooks. Or at least that's my experience.
>
> Peter Kohler
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