Re: [CR]Tubing types, blind tests, ride quality etc

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 21:34:27 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Tubing types, blind tests, ride quality etc

In a message dated 5/31/02 6:16:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< I am quite
   surprised, however, that no one yet has mentioned
   the blind tests (under the auspices of Bicycle
   Guide, or some other "major" publication) carried
   out on about 6 identically constructed, decal
   free framesets (made by Torelli of various tubing
   mixes) about 12 years ago. The bikes were
   assembled with identical groups, wheels and
   tires, then turned over to a crew of testers. The
   testers were allowed to return to bikes to check
   their ride feelings, and I remember no lead
   waterbottles or some such being used to equalize
   weights of bikes. I am unsure how long the test
   ran in total.
    >> Now here's a test! To be really worth anything, it needs to be 3 different frame sizes, small medium and large, and let's pick a better builder than Torelli. If anyone wins the lottery, we can have someone from our living list of lusted after framebuilders build all the bikes and have a traveling tour around the country, letting list embers from all locations ride the bikes of their size. $100,000 ought to cover the whole project plus the write up. A note to the framebuilders, being better looking than the next guy shouldn't add to your lusted after standing, but we won't hold it against you if it does. You know who you are. ;-D Stevan, still buying lottery tickets, Thomas Alameda, CA Ps. anyone care to post the referenced article?