It wasn't really the weight for me. I had painted the dished out crank arm bolts yellow to match the yellow decals on my definitely on topic Firethorn Red Tim Isaac racing bike. Very Cool at the time.(If I do say so myself)
Donald F. Dunstan
> I feel cheated...my great racing career may have been stolen from me. To think of ALL the careers held back by those two pieces of steel (NR era) or alloy (SR era).
> It's that "insider" stuff...it's why we'll never have a level playing field in this sport.
> Well the upside is finally I have removed those cursed things from my bike (all the while thinking of that one hill, the steep one with Lance, George, and Bobby all those years ago and their subtle, yet all-but-insurmountable advantage). Better late than never to see those cruel, soul-crushing dustcaps go! Why did those guys look down at my dustcapped super record 175s and smile as they rode away??
> The fate too good for those miserable shining parasites on my forward progress is to be flushed down the toilet, along with some other things I found-- pedal caps and cable ends and oil port covers--that had robbed me of many a win on their own.
> you can be sure of that.
> Jack Bissell
> tucson, az