repcollector wrote:Around the late 80's the benefits of a better quality machine were more obvious after putting in endless k's to work and around local streets, and after speaking to the LBS at the time he sold me a "runout" Cro-Mo Ricardo frame and I built a new bike from scratch (and yes! it cost-more! ) That bike was built up with 1st gen 105 group on Araya 700c rims.
Well, now I knew what I'd been missing out on! But there was just one thing that was still missing..... it wasn't a Repco........I can't remember how long after I built the Ricardo up that I actually sold it off. But one thing I do remember, I wanted a repco with the same smoothness and refinement of the Ricardo, I wanted a Eurosport Tri-A with 105 .....
Sorry as much as i like Repco's give me an Aussie built Ricardo any day. Mine ride so nice
Sorry for the hate.