Re: [CR] Gran Trashmo as exemplar: was Re Spence Wolfe bikes...

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Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 00:56:30 -0500
From: "Tim Fricker" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Gran Trashmo as exemplar: was Re Spence Wolfe bikes...

Well, a Gran Trashmo graces the wall above my workbench at bikes@vienna, just because I like the "Klingon Batliff" look it has. It came from an old Schwinn Sports Tourer a buddy of mine had in Portland.


Harvey Sachs &lt; <>> wrote:
>>I also have a Gran Trashmo in my stash of "you wouldn't believe that Campagnolo was that dumb" and similar conversation starters. Who else keeps a few bits of inverse eye candy around just to show some clay feet on our idols? I keep a NOS Campy Sport (one-pulley) too, a triumph of great workmanship over thought and common sense. Hmmm, maybe the NOS are more common than the used ones. :-)

harvey sachs mcLean va

Charles Colerich raises an interesting point: I have an all original 1971 Hetchins Italia that was purchased directly from Hetchins in the UK and brought back to the US. It has an all steel Suntour GT long arm derailleur. Supposedly Alf Hetchins disliked the Campy Gran Turismo derailleurs so much that he chose to use the cheap Suntour GT instead.

The Suntour certainly shifts much better than the 15 oz. "grim reaper's scythe" Campy Gran Turismo! (I have one that I keep on my desk as a decoration) <<