Re: [CR] High End Alternates to Campy circa 1970

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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 17:31:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Steve Whitting" <ciocc_cat@yahoo.com>
To: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, verktyg <verktyg@aol.com>
In-Reply-To: <4BC26508.4010905@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] High End Alternates to Campy circa 1970


--- On Sun, 4/11/10, verktyg <verktyg@aol.com> wrote:
<<This was most likely due to supply problems with French component manufactures. They also started using Sugino Mighty Competition cranks on their Tour de France bikes in place of Stronglight 93 cranks.>>
Yup.  Much to my dismay, my new 1973 Gitane Tour de France came with a Sugino Mighty Competition crankset rather than the catalog-advertised Stronglight 93.  The Sugino Mighty Competition was a Campy Nuovo Record copy which limited the inner chainring to a 41t.  I wanted the Stronglight's smaller 39t inner ring and subsequently had the shop trade it out.
Steve Whitting
Prairieville, Louisiana USA
Website at http://ciocc-cat.angelfire.com/