[CR]My take on durability (you guys drive me crazy)


From: Wornoutguy@aol.com
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 08:59:32 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]My take on durability (you guys drive me crazy)

Does Detroit build cars for their collectability. (well sometimes the new Thunderbird, Viper, Prowler) but not most of the time. I don't think any bicycle company no matter how expensive designs for the usage 40 years later and 25,000 miles. An average huffy is designed not to have a major failure for 25 miles. Now that is a little low but to state that my Campagnolo 10 speed is not as good as your superrecord now that point has some arguments attached. Some of us don't mind purchasing chains and cogs. If we were only after durability then lets all get rid of those stupid gears and ride on heavy steel 1920s technology track bikes, they still work great 80 years later (DOES THAT MAKE THEM BETTER) we are on this list to discuss old bikes not to thrash modern ones - Sam DiBartolomeo in CA