Re: [CR]Re:Waaay off topic, 3rd eye--and sew-up tire glue


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From: "Wspokes" <wspokes@penn.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Re:Waaay off topic, 3rd eye--and sew-up tire glue
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 08:34:59 -0400


I am continuously amazed at the reference of "heavier riders" by the bike industry nowadays. Indurain was 176 pounds...at 6'2". Wow, what a fattie! Years ago I went to purchase a Bianchi TSX and was asked my weight...I responded with 145 pounds at 6' and they said, "Yeah, it should work Ok." Cripes, you'd think I was as big as Indurain!

Classic content. I have a Zeus cyclocross crankset with zeus guides on my front ring to keep it from venturing too far inward or outward. Looks cool!

Walter "6' 174lb fattie" Skrzypek Falls Creek, Pa


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From: "Bill Bryant"
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Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Re:Waaay off topic, 3rd eye--and sew-up tire glue



>
> Chuck Schmidt wrote:
>
> "I saw Indurain's bike at the '95 TdF (his 5th victory) and he had tied and
> soldered spokes"
>
> Yup, so too Bernard Hinault ten years earlier.
>
> Also, though normally equipped with sew-ups, Indurain would sometimes ride
> clincher tires and rims in the high mountains. Sew-up rims on the descents
> usually meant tire rolling problems due to hot glue, especially for the
> bigger riders.
>
> Bill Bryant
> Santa Cruz, CA