[CR]Re: Aluminium bikes, pieces of crap and other nonsense...

(Example: Framebuilding)

From: "Gareth Evans" <gareth_m_evans@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 07:36:04 +0000
Subject: [CR]Re: Aluminium bikes, pieces of crap and other nonsense...

>From: OROBOYZ@aol.com

[Snip grieving widow bike repair story]
>People value things differently... Bikes cause a problem though, as there
>are definitely bad, unsafe and poorly operating bikes and it is a shame
>when
>people acquire an affection for them...

Not wishing to diss the master, but one man's heap of junk is another man's Masi. Or Summat.

Most bikes cost more to repair than it's worth. A couple of (regular) wheels cost more than a 5 year old bike to replace. That doesn't make the bike worthless. Or junk. Or dangerous.

There are plenty expensive bikes that are bad and unsafe: spoon brakes spring to mind.

There's nothing wrong with having sentimental value for something whether you choose to ride it or look at it.

There's no excuse to have a dangerous bike.

Just tuppence.

Gareth
Cambridge
28 and getting hotter for the weekend.