Re: [CR]3Rensho faster than Colnago?

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Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 12:36:57 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]3Rensho faster than Colnago?
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Jan Heine wrote:
> While I do not question that a given 3Rensho can be faster than a
> given Colnago, the described ride seems to fall more into the
> "placebo" category.
> Whenever I ride a new bike, it just seems to fly. No matter which
> bike it is. Even my old beater Alan cyclocross bike seems so stiff
> and so fast after I haven't used it for a few months! (I am sure
> somebody will explain that frames get soft with use and "reset" after
> a rest.) (cut)

As an example: I store my '80s Vitus KAS team bike (gold anodized frame with Mavic SSC group) under a pyramid framework that I made out of old 531 and SL tubes. It totally corrects that inevitable soggypasta feel that all frames take on after a hard season of riding. Bike climbs like an angel after the "Treatment"!!!

Chuck "mysterioso" Schmidt El Lay, CA