Re: [CR] Old vs. new again


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Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 10:56:42 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Old vs. new again
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Greg Parker wrote:
> (cut)There is a huge
> difference between a high-quality, carefully thought out and masterfully
> crafted piece of functional art, and something that was zapped together and
> powder-coated in half a day.

We are talkin' apples and oranges here Greg. I wish you could recognize and appreciate the art and craftsmanship of today's high end bikes. As an artist, I can. My local bike shop (Velo Pasadena) is actually full of Time, Look, Seven, Colnago, Litespeed bikes and frames. "Zapped together and powder-coated in half a day?" I don't think so...

I have quite a few bikes, both quite old and quite new that I ride everyday, and all of them exhibit the art and craftsmanship of their respective eras.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California