[CR]bicycle industry influences- part b

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Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2003 15:39:58 -0500
From: Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca>
To: "'Classic Rendezvous Mail List (E-mail)'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
cc: "'Richard M Sachs \(E-mail\)'" <richardsachs@juno.com>
cc: "'Richard M Sachs \(E-mail\)'"
Subject: [CR]bicycle industry influences- part b

I wrote:

"Golf clubs to tennis racquets, to bikes, everyone wants to buy their way to greatness. Why spend time you don't have at the driving range, learning to smooth out your swing, just buy better clubs!"

So, of course this is at the heart of what this list is all about. (or not about) Who gets to define what "better" is in the market place, is the consumer with no skills and no experience. That has had profound effects on the bicycle market in the past 30 years, as it's a sport not easy for the causal consumer to enjoy infrequently, without learning any skills. Friction shifting too tough to learn? Let's fix that! Etc, etc...

Grant McLean Toronto.Ca

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