Ian Raleigh wrote:
Modolo Kronos gear levers! Snapped in two within two month's of use.
Modolo Kronos brake levers on my lo pro, one lever arm snapped as I braked hard.
A modern Cinelli saddle! Hard as rock and killed my a*rse....gone!
Buying a modern re-make of the Turbo saddle which 'creaks' to death.
Re-equipping my modern Wilier road bike with new Campag' Veloce stuff and all the inside/outside of the allen key bolts started to rust to death.
Fitting Veloflex Record tyres to one of my bikes and puncturing, left stranded as I couldn't get one off my rim.
Buying a super light/slotted/hollow pin 10 speed chain and it snapped in three sections within a six months.
Fitting Campag' SR gear levers back on my old Raleigh, shite and always had to fiddle the lever to get the gears bang on, Put my Simplex Retro lever back on within a week...Bliss.
Hi Ian Have you still got the modolo chronos brakes? My mate had pair of those very early clip less pedals that you slid your cleat in ( think it was white plastic the cleat) and slid a little black lever over to lock, god you never would have come out of those! cinelli? and the plates were nailed on , was the early 80's though when the Russians bolted their shoes to the pedals!
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Retro Bikes: Coyote Ultralight Mavic Mektronic, TVT Carbone 92 Dura Ace 7400 series, Vitus KAS Kelly Carbone 9 Mavic SSC, 1991 Bottecchia SLX campag CRecord, 1980's Brian Rourke 531 SL Track Bike, TA/Unicanator/Dura Ace (was on world tour, tracked it down! FOUND IN AUSTRALIA!!!), Vitus 979 KAS Mavic SSC(gone not forgotten), 1980's Rossin SL campag SR(gone not forgotten), Look KG196 Mavic Mektronic/3G Trispokes/SSC(gone not forgotten),