Re: [CR] non-prestige gruppos on great frames...

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:39:49 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CR] non-prestige gruppos on great frames...

I am using a utilitaritan Gran Sport group on my 1975 Holdsworth Mistral except for the brakes because I need long reach. Although the frame and fork are full 531, I dont feel like the framework in general warrants a NR group which i have also. The GS just looks right on the frame. I wouldn't feel that way about Shimano 600.

Keith Kessel Shreveport, La. USA

On Wed, February 18, 2009 5:14 pm, Harvey Sachs wrote:
> Ray Homiski wrote:
> The Shimano 600 morphed into the Shimano Ultegra and that does have
> quite a following but not in this forum. The iBOBs love them as do the
> Serotta forum crowd. They are not collectors pieces but more utilitarian
> and a notch down on the price scale. The thing I find strange on these
> forums is that the people there will spend many thousands of dollars on a
> F&F and deck it out with Ultegra. But I bet they look at the
> collectors like us and say, look at that old school stuff decked out with
> that Campy stuff. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> I spent what for me is a lot of money to buy Peter's own Weigle frame
> from him a few years ago. I love the bike, and ride it often. I have
> equipped it with low-end Campgranolo indexed stuff, which works just fine.
> NOwadays, I think that putting the money into the frameset instead
> of the components is like buying great speakers but driving them with a
> moderate price receiver. There's lots more difference in framesets than
> component groups, just like there's still more difference among speakeer
> sets than the signals coming out of a bunch of receivers, eh?
> harvey sachs mcLean VA (this is NOT an invitation to discuss audio
> equipment. My ears are now too old for it to matter what happens above
> ~10,000 hz.)