Re: [CR]re: rensho faster than colnago


From: "goodrichbikes" <goodrichbikes@netzero.net>
To: <chasds@mindspring.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <2804732.1055209098927.JavaMail.nobody@wamui05.slb.atl.earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: rensho faster than colnago
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 11:18:45 -0500


Charles wrote: I posted what I did because I experienced a distinct improvement in sprinting and climbing on the Rensho, over the typical early 70s Colnago Super, which tends to have thinner seat-stays, and slacker angles than the Rensho.

To which I have taken too long to respond: The thinner seat stays have nothing to do with the ride or performance on the bike. They are in compression so on a caliper brake bike, the wall thickness and or diameter of the seat stays is almost irrelevant. I think you are onto something regarding the seat angle though. I wouldn't argue that a steeper seat angle across the board makes for faster performances but for some people it does. You must be one of them.

Curt Goodrich
Minneapolis, MN


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