Re: [CR]Re: Greg's razor tongue

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 15:45:14 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Greg's razor tongue
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Greg Parker wrote:
> Chuck:
> You must be very busy riding all of those bikes every day!

I'm fortunate to be able to ride 1 1/2 to 4 hours every day of the year in sunny SoCal.
> As an Engineer, I can't appreciate today's high-end bike frames, because I'm
> aware of how they are manufactured, and IMO they have no soul.

Sorry, but I don't share your opinion.
> And what will these bikes be worth in ten years? Twenty percent of their
> original selling price perhaps? I've already seen folks dumping stuff that's
> several years old like that for cheap on eBay (or asking a lot and getting no
> takers).

Any ten year old bike looses value. The three different Confentes I was offered in the 1980s were all sold for less than half their original cost and they were less than ten years old.
> And just how many of the frames that you mention above are lugged steel
> construction?

Only a lugged steel frame can have soul? Really?
> However, on a more positive note, I am once again humbled by your abundant
> expertise and pierced by your razor wit! I am truly not worthy, oh sire!
> ;-)

I guess I'm not supposed to be offended by the personal attack above since there is a winky emoticon attached, right Greg?
> Just for everyone's edification & grins, after my first post on this issue, I
> received one negative response (Brandon's), which interestingly was on-list.
> All of the other reponses that I received were to one degree or another in
> agreement with what I said, which I still stand behind, but were sent to me
> only. E-mail me off-list if you'd like more details.

Interestingly I too received responses off list that were in agreement with what I said. Not exactly unexpected.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California