In a message dated 22/05/01 20:58:54 GMT Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
> I rode my 1951 Flying Scot last night for the second time ever, and despite
> the initial discomfort due to the totally different geometry from my normal
> rider, what a fast bike. I was able to push far bigger gears, climb hills
> like never before and it was very forgiving on the rough road surface.
> Unfortunately a classic steel lightweight frame makes no impact on the local
> insect population, hardly a breath without ingesting a fly.
> You can keep your Masi's
It is all psychological (or tongue in cheek). In fact the differences in efficiency between properly set up bikes of reasonable quality are very small.