I'm saying that I have no intention of buying a bicycle unless I intend for that bicycle to be ridden.
What you do is entirely up to you.
on 06/04/2003 06:19 AM, Stephen Barner at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I have an 1893 ladies Lenox with original hard-as-rock and totally flat
> unobtainium tires. It has wooden rims, a wooden fender, cord skirtguard,
> and a front spoon brake. The frame design is quite weak, and the seat tube
> is bent because of it, no doubt after very few miles, judging from its
> condition. I bet it would ride terribly and be unsafe. Under your mantra,
> do you suggest I make up some tires and ride it or, since it would be a
> lousy rider, should I just throw it away? It doesn't look like you value
> the idea of my just keeping it in its current condition as evidence of
> technology of the past.
> Classic content: it's a lugged frame with very lightweight tubing and the
> tires were glued on. The bike is extremely light--was Lenox a constructeur?
> Steve Barner, enquiring minds want to know, Bolton, Vermont
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 17:23:33 -0700
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>> Subject: Re: Re: [CR]1983?? Guess I'm looking for a new list...
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>> I think that anyone who knows me would agree that I rarely
>> "agree with the party line" ... any party line. I'm here
>> to learn of the history, and gain perspective on what has
>> changed over the years. My oldest bike, on the other hand,
>> is vintage 1997 ... and about the only way I'll ever acquire
>> a 1971 Masi is if someone presents me one, "just cuz".
>> I figure pre-turn of the 21st century is good enough for me
>> from a vintage standpoint ... and bikes is for ridin', not
>> Put it this way ... if I acquired a pristine Confente in my
>> size, I'd ride it. In the rain. On purpose. That way it
>> would lose its "oooh ... must protect the value at all costs"
>> lustre right off the bat.
>> Steven L. Sheffield
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