I really do live and breath vintage bikes for
a large part of my waking life,
especially now that the kids are older.
so consequently I get to ride quite
the cassette from the 13-23 to a more reasonable 26.
The very jewel like Campagnolo Record R/D.
I guess if I am pushed, I would say that the 1995 Campagnolo
ErgoPower system is a little clunky at times, not quite as smooth as the
same period Dura Ace on my Pinerallo, but then this was still
relativity new technology to Campagnolo at the time.
I thought the straight Precisa fork might send shock
waves right up the handle bars and into my wrists and
arms, but no, like the rest of the bike, they performed
faultlessly. Great looking forks as well!
The twin down tubes which make the Bititan so
unusual, I had always thought looked butt ungainly in
the period magazines, but actually they look kinda cool
in the flesh.
Apparently the twin tubes where designed to take some
of the flex out of the B/B, which other earlier
titanium bikes were notorious for.
Having ridden a couple of vintage titanium road bikes,
I can say the ones I encountered where unbelievably
sloppy down low, so I guess Colnago was right.
The Bititan felt super stiff in all circumstances,
it didn't produce any chain slap or sway when climbing,
and in fact it felt stiffer than most.
Great bike, nice Group set...lovely.
Serious bummer that it is a bit to big for me.
Footnote. in regards to the Campagnolo being a bit 'clunky'
I have heard since writing this post that the first batch of these
derailleurs did in fact suffer from over stiff springs, which you
could have replaced at no cost.