I just couldn't get to my email at all this week, because that darn pesky job is clearly getting in the way of my personal bicycle betterment, and look what happens!! all heck brakes loose!!
You can imagine my frustration at reading all this week's posts and feeling dropped from the peleton!!
Anyway, I wanted to offer some thoughts on what E-Richie wrote earlier:
snipped: 2) lugs represent a joining process, nothing else. if time and money are not an issue, it is a fine and viable joining process. most framebuilders live outside the lines of commerce, ergo using lugs to join tubes needn't represent nostalgia; it can also represent the vanguard. and
No-you're asking me to roll over and die!!! Read my lips-I think, and I say as much- that we all live outside the lines. So what if the industry and the market does one thing. Are you asking me to believe that what I do is not as good as the average 'modern' bicycle because it doesn't represent the typical 2003 model? If that's the case, and if I believed it, there'd be no reason to come in to work everyday. Laugh if you will, but I continue to ply at this because I think it's the best possible method. And if that weight 'issue' pops up again I'm just gonna go to the window and do a Howard Beel kinda' thing. (Note: a reference to the film, 'Network'). e-RICHIE
All I can say to the right honorable King Richard is: AMEN!!!
In this "joe millionaire" and "celebrities eat bugs on TV this week" world, what kind of reality do you want to live in?
In my reality, Richard Sachs IS the vanguard.
Grant McLean Toronto.Ca Mr. Rogers cardigans were cool, we'll miss him.