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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:13 am 
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I like the lights in the original photo!

I have to agree with you about Monoiplanars, much better looking than Deltas.

I see you've just got some Veloce shifters: are they going on the Olmo?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:25 am 
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ScillySuffolk wrote:
I like the lights in the original photo!

I have to agree with you about Monoiplanars, much better looking than Deltas.

I see you've just got some Veloce shifters: are they going on the Olmo?


It's not very long ago that I threw out a pair of those lights! Frankly they were cr*p but better than others of their generation, now beaten into a cocked hat by any modern Cree LED system. The clamp mechanism on those old lights was a masterpiece of clunky, bulky, fragile junk, glad to see the back of them!

The Veloce shifters I have just bought are 10 speed and won't fit on the Olmo as I need 8 speed, but I might be able to swap parts with another bike to give me 8 speed Veloce Ergos on the Olmo and 10 speed Veloce on my Vitus 979. Or maybe I'll wait until a nice Campag Racing triple groupset comes along and I'll use the 10 speed Veloce Ergos with that on my Roberts. Choices, choices, so many choices.......

Gordon


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:37 am 
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It's good to have choices: I recently bought some Record Carbon shifters off Accountant Pete and now have a pair of Record Titanium 8 speed I bought off LFGSS (probably why they were cheap)!


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Hey Jim, if you like those lights I've got a couple of sets. Problem is, the plastic mounts were rather fragile and liable to crack at inopportune moments. They take big batteries that probably cost nearly as much as a new LED light...
Nick


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Thanks for the offer Nick, but my tongue was firmly in my cheek!

Lights are one area that I don't hanker after the retro.


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