Re: [CR]using classic bicycles

Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 22:42:20 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]using classic bicycles
From: Richard M Sachs <>

craig asks: <Why are 70's bikes useless in a modern racing environment?>

read my seventeenthousandhundred posts from today. my reasons are buried in the texts. i'm done! btw, i missed college; what's an alpha personality? e-RICHIE

On Thu, 9 May 2002 22:36:40 EDT writes: In a message dated 5/9/2002 6:18:35 AM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

the masi bicycles that were race-ready in the 70s are useless in today's racing environment.

Hey Richard, I tour. I raced in the early 70's (in my early 20's) with Bud's Bike Shop in Covina, CA., but now racing bikes, racers, and alpha personalities in general bore me. Yet I'm curious. Why are 70's bikes useless in a modern racing environment? Is it the slower shifting? Are they that much heavier? Is modern geometry a better design? Craig (wish I was next to a campfire with my lovely bike)Montgomery