Couple of old boys I ride with who were reasonable racers back in the 70s were very dismissive of it - show ponys only they reckon.
For sure. But Show Ponys is what most classic road bikes are these days! My Gios only comes out on special occasions and I'd fit the original panto stem, seatpost and chainring at the drop of a hat, if I could find them for sale.
Wouldn't have used Panto kit on a race bike if I'd been around at the time though. And no jokes about widow Twanky please.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.