Re: [CR]Was: Lightweight lugged steel, now racing frames


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Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 15:00:19 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: "Classic Rendezvous Mail List (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Lightweight lugged steel, now racing frames
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Grant McLean wrote:
>
> Todd Kuzma really wrote:
>
> I can't speak for the DeRosa in question, but many road racing frames today
> are designed for racers: i.e. skinny guys who never carry any gear. They
> want their frames to be as light as possible. Makes sense if you are Marco
> Pantani. However, larger riders and/or riders carrying gear may find these
> frames to be overly flexible.
>
> Todd,
>
> Please re-read your sentence... Really i'm not picking on you, more like
> having
> a go at what I know, (and you obviously know too) is reality.
>
> Road racing frames designed for racing??? Imagine my shock!

BUT WAIT, it gets even more amazing: road racing frames designed for a finite service life (to win one stage of the Giro or Tour for example) like a F1 car the might break being pushed back to the transporter after winning the race. Refered to as a "Stage" frame, BTW.

Chuck Schmidt L.A.

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