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09-18-23, 05:02 AM
Replies: 159
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Posted By smd4

You can do that now. I prefer not having to...

You can do that now.

I prefer not having to rely on others. Sort of the point of a watch to begin with
09-17-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Not when the power goes out and you canít charge...

Not when the power goes out and you canít charge it.
09-17-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Frank Berto wrote that pretty much every other...

Frank Berto wrote that pretty much every other brake at the time worked better.
09-17-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Youíre thinking about this the wrong way. Iím not...

Youíre thinking about this the wrong way. Iím not trying to win any race. Iím trying to experience the highest quality I can (for the era that interests me).

I drive a Toyota Corolla. An...
09-17-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

I get it. Iím the same with wine. Wouldnít know a...

I get it. Iím the same with wine. Wouldnít know a good wine if it bit me.

You should get together with Atlas Shrugged. Iím sure you both would have a lot to talk about.
09-17-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Come on by. I *might* let you ride it if I deem...

Come on by. I *might* let you ride it if I deem you worthy.
09-17-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

I never said I did. The Cinelli is...

I never said I did.

The Cinelli is definitely a high performance C&V bike.
09-17-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Of course it is. Why you think the two are...

Of course it is.

Why you think the two are mutually exclusive is laughable.
09-17-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

I doubt there are many people that wouldnít see...

I doubt there are many people that wouldnít see my Cinelli as anything other than C&V. Maybe just you.
09-17-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Length, obviously.:rolleyes: Donít be...

Length, obviously.:rolleyes:

Donít be obtuse. It doesnít suit you. C&V isnít just about how old a bike is or how much chrome or massive flat aluminum plates it has. I consider my bike C&V, but it...
09-16-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Itís certainly not irrelevant to people who enjoy...

Itís certainly not irrelevant to people who enjoy high performance C&V bikes. To them, itís the entire point.
09-16-23, 04:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Why canít C&V bikes have good performance?

Why canít C&V bikes have good performance?
09-10-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Really? Iíve seen many threads on the 7700 parts...

Really? Iíve seen many threads on the 7700 parts and donít really recall seeing any hate for the brakes. :foo:
09-10-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Iíve heard theyíre excellent, but prefer the...

Iíve heard theyíre excellent, but prefer the 7700s for effectiveness AND amazing looks. Coupled with SwissStop pads and compressionless cable, and Iíd put them up against any brake on the market,...
09-09-23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Of course they work well! Thatís why dual pivots...

Of course they work well! Thatís why dual pivots were never invented!
09-09-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Sheís probably hot. Or a stripper. Or both.

Sheís probably hot. Or a stripper. Or both.
09-08-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

I wrote components, didnít I?

I wrote components, didnít I?
09-08-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Sure. If you can make Delta brakes disappear from...

Sure. If you can make Delta brakes disappear from photos of bikes, that would be a step in the right direction.
09-08-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Triangle-shaped bike components don't really do...

Triangle-shaped bike components don't really do it for me.
09-08-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

It's funny when someone compares delta brakes to...

It's funny when someone compares delta brakes to DaVinci.
09-08-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

OooKaayyy...:thumb:

OooKaayyy...:thumb:
09-08-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

While "tongue in cheek," I think you're making...

While "tongue in cheek," I think you're making our argument for us. You're showing obsolete tech supplanted by better tech. The Deltas were essentially a step backwards in any number of respects. And...
09-07-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Okay, one will say it: Theyíre ugly, heavy,...

Okay, one will say it: Theyíre ugly, heavy, overly complicated, over engineered to no advantage, aero-adverse and by many accounts not great at the one job they have: stopping. By all accounts, they...
09-07-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

I know. I liked it!

I know. I liked it!
09-07-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

And unsellable. Two birdsÖ

And unsellable. Two birdsÖ
09-07-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

My fellow mechanic had them on his Bottechia. I...

My fellow mechanic had them on his Bottechia. I didn't like them when I rode his bike. But then, I didn't like my Dura Ace 7400s.

Why do you think there were so many versions, and why, if they...
09-07-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Maybe people are drawn to, and like things, that...

Maybe people are drawn to, and like things, that are so far outside the norm, that it's almost like they're seeing "The Emperor's New Clothes." Deltas offered nothing beneficial in terms of...
09-06-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By smd4

Agreed!. What was Campy thinking??

Agreed!. What was Campy thinking??
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