Re: [CR]Will Aluminum bikes ever really be future classics?


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

From: LouDeeter@aol.com
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 18:10:18 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Will Aluminum bikes ever really be future classics?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


rabbitman@mindspring.com writes:
> Sure, as unlikely as that seems, a high quality modern Aluminum bike will be
> a future classic. The question is can you ride them for 15 or 20 or 25
> years, and reasonably expect that they will have functional frames for a
> future investor?
>
> I suspect the 70s boron stiffened Klein frames will always command good
> prices. I've got the first year Cannondale SR-900 racing bike with
> Campagnolo Super Record/Nuovo Record and over 30,000 miles on it. Still
> rides like it was new and I bought it in 1984. Not sure whether they are
> classics in the sense of lugged frames, but certainly they hold a spot in
> cycling history for breaking the mold. And, despite all the claims for
> beating you to death because of super stiffness made against the
> Cannondales, mine had as nice a ride as most of my steel frames and it was
> stiffer and lighter for climbing as well. Lou Deeter, "the SR-900 may be
> out to pasture, but....."