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    Triplex components?

    I just bought these on eBay on a whim and they have not arrived yet so I only have the photo from the sale, which is not very good. I know Triplex was a Spanish maker who made clones of Campagnolo equipment. Classic Rendezvous has photos of the "Sport" set which don't look like anything to write home about. The ones I bought are labeled "TX Professional" which sounds like a higher grade of component than "Sport". But, who knows. Anyone have any more info on Triplex?



    Cheers,

    Karl

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    I have a couple of similar sets, though I haven't used them yet. From the looks of them they should perform resonably well I'd think; they don't look too bad, and hey, they're not FRENCH!

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    In the 1970s, Triplex was considered the poor cousin to Zeus, which was consider the poor cousin to Campagnolo. I have no experience with the TX Professional but the Sport is, as you say, nothing to write home about. Hopefully the TX will be the exception to the rule.

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    Hey thanks, guys! Well I'll post more info when they arrive. Just thought I'd ask in case someone had played with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    In the 1970s, Triplex was considered the poor cousin to Zeus, which was consider the poor cousin to Campagnolo. I have no experience with the TX Professional but the Sport is, as you say, nothing to write home about. Hopefully the TX will be the exception to the rule.
    Don't shy away from Zeus components... they work quite well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
    Don't shy away from Zeus components... they work quite well!
    Oh yeah, beautiful stuff. I have a couple of things, including a Zeus headset that is one of the smoothest I've ever seen.

    Cheers,
    Karl

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