Example:

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 17:34:41 -0800

Subject: Here's your freakin equation (Re: [CR]The canard of lightweight - Simplification)

To: wayofftheback <wayofftheback@yahoo.com>

From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>

In-Reply-To: <20030225235108.94672.qmail@web20101.mail.yahoo.com>

cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at 03:51 PM, wayofftheback wrote:

> Again, I defy anyone here to show empirical data that

> show that extreme weight savings materially affects

> performance. Really, show me the data.

Here's your really basic physics equation: F=M*A F= Force M= Mass (kg) A= Acceleration (m/s squared) Let's call A 5 and have it be static.

5*6.8(15 lb bike)= 34 5*9(20 lb bike)= 45

We all know mass isn't really the same as weight, but for the basic
question of if a 15 or 20 pound bike performs better it'll work. The
15 pound bike takes less force to move down the road, thus performs
better. Now does anyone have the formula that says more force required
equals better performance. Scientists please nitpick with more
accurate equations since I'm no scientist, I just pay them. Can we now
leave this dead horse alone?

ciao,

Brandon"monkeyman"Ives

SB, CA