[CR]Evolution & Revolution & Product Testing

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From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: [CR]Evolution & Revolution & Product Testing
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 15:08:07 -0400

According to Rik Vanwallehgem's book, EDDY MERCKX, Merckx "always had around 500 tubular tires, and 100 wheels. and he kept 35 bikes in his workshop, 15 of which were always ready to ride....he tried out everything and more and was never completely satisfied with a particular solution." Angel Garcia Long Valley, NJ

snip During Merckx's Tour winning years, he was riding about 22,000 miles a year (combined racing and training). Now that's some serious product testing. I wonder if anybody was checking for cracks in the spider on Eddy's 180mm crank arm!!

Wayne Bingham
Falls Church VA