discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.
This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 
That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.
If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first. discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.
This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 
That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.
If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first. discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.
This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 
That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.
If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first. discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.
This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 
That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.
If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first. discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.
This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 
That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.
If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first. discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.
This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 
That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.
If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first. discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.
This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 
That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.
If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first.

discobiker:

My Cinelli SC

Oh, Deltas. One of the first “modern” cycling technologies in the ironic sense that—like many of today’s tech advances—they provided a visually obvious “improvement” that increased costs while gutting ease of upkeep. They’re heavy, they’re massively overcomplicated, and their performance is, at best, middling.

This isn’t to say I don’t respect the aesthetic—it would be unfair to judge any Campy groupset without acknowledging artistic considerations, and on a suitably large (58cm) frame, they’re striking. 

That said, I have a pair of roughly contemporary Campy single pivots in my parts collection, and they remain visually outstanding despite being light, easy to maintain and adjust, and doing a passable job of grabbing the rim.

If one seeks to create a functional work of art, it seems to me the functional aspect ought to come first.

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