Re: [CR]1981 Cinelli Laser?

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Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 22:06:09 +0000 (GMT)
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Subject: Re: [CR]1981 Cinelli Laser?
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Dear Mr. Schmidt: The Modolo Kronos brakes on my Laser work very well. So do the ones on my Colnago Cx. I have purchased both well used and unused Modolo Kronos brakes. The last set I bought, from Europe, was used by the former owner for many years. I may have extra sets, both used and unused, if you are interested. Like all high-tech parts they must be properly installed and maintained. I have original intruction manuals as well. Please know that the Laser and Kronos brakes were most likely designed for TT use. There is no bondo and there are no cracks on Cinelli Laser #007.
George Hollenberg, MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 04:22:00 -0000
Subject: Re: [CR]1981 Cinelli Laser?


\r?\n> On May 7, 2007, at 12:52 PM, George Hollenberg wrote:


\r?\n> > As in all areas of our hobby there's a lot of dis-information

\r?\n> about

\r?\n> > the Laser, too, i.e., that the tube shapes were done with

\r?\n> bondo--

\r?\n> > (nonsense), and that the Kronos brakes wouldn't stop the bike--

\r?\n> (not

\r?\n> > true either), etc.



\r?\n> Unfortunately, quite a bit of the fairing of the tubes into each


\r?\n> other at the head tube was accomplished with lots of bondo.

\r?\n> This is

\r?\n> very apparent to the eye when you see all the cracks in the

\r?\n> surface

\r?\n> around the back of the headtube fairing as the bondo has shrunk

\r?\n> over

\r?\n> the years. The few Laser's I saw had these cracks developing

\r?\n> when

\r?\n> the bikes were still fairly new (four or five years old?). I

\r?\n> loved

\r?\n> the look, these extreme design/aesthetic exercises at which

\r?\n> Italians

\r?\n> excel, but the cracking of the bondo was one of the reasons I

\r?\n> was

\r?\n> happy not to own one.


\r?\n> Oh, and I rode with friends that tried Modolo Kronos on their

\r?\n> racing

\r?\n> bikes and eventually took them off their bikes after a few

\r?\n> months

\r?\n> because of the braking was only marginal at best. I'd be

\r?\n> willing to

\r?\n> wager that you'll never find a "well used" set of Modolo Kronos

\r?\n> brakes for auction on eBay... they were all show and no go (stop?).


\r?\n> "Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?"

\r?\n> -- Groucho Marx


\r?\n> Sincerely,

\r?\n> Chuck Schmidt

\r?\n> South Pasadena, CA