Last edited by A.Winthrop; 09-10-10 at 05:18 AM.
you're right. excellent site! the guy is a brilliant writer too.
Simplex: ..I am amazed by the way they have managed to finish a competent product so that it appears cheap and undesirable.
Roto: ..Pleasantly pointless.
Campagnolo Rally: ..touring with terror
That is a very cool website. Thanks for sharing!
In life there are no mistakes, only lessons. -Shin
One of my favs....Super nice guy too!
I think the author overplayed Frank Berto's importance. A multi million $ business doesn't depend on one critic in one magazine from a single market. Shimano is the single most pivotal cause of Suntour's demise. Shimano did to Suntour what Suntour did to most of the European bicycling industry.
SIS and freehubs for mtb and road were so far ahead of the curve, nobody could catch up.
Back then, almost all sub $1,000 road bikes used Shimano 105 (1050-55) to the point of nausea. That one group launch did more to solidify their dominance by huge profits. Love or hate it, but it's been a one-horse race ever since.
Last edited by WNG; 03-18-09 at 04:08 PM.
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