Re: [CR]Regina hollow pin chain..., now: "silliness" of saving weight and wisdom

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From: <FujiFish1@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 17:27:21 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Regina hollow pin chain..., now: "silliness" of saving weight and wisdom
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Regarding an attempt to save 115gm of weight by changing out a chain, let us remember that it might not simply be just about that 115gm. For lovers of the vintage bike who can also sometimes show "weight weenie" tendencies (such as myself), it is about wanting to save that 115gm on EVERY part (more or less, of course) and not just the chain. This too doesn't always happen overnight, and can be done pieces at a time of need be, as budget allows. It is also fortunate that the list gains from the sharing of wisdom and experience of those who have walked the path before us, to potentially save us from making the same mistakes. Or, we get the fun of comparing out mistakes to those of others, when we did not follow good advice! Such is life :) Thanks...

Best regards, Mark Agree (who just installed a red Everest chain on an 80s Italian bike, despite the warning and understanding that it might not be too strong, cause it looks damn good on his gently used, fair weather only, 80s Italian bike) Oak Park MI