Re: [CR]Classic bikes for small riders


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 17:31:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Feldman <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Classic bikes for small riders
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, brianbaylis@juno.com, heine93@earthlink.net
In-Reply-To: <1a8.2220bf67.2dac7c61@aol.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

This is a tangent--there exist a few mostly Italian dropped-top-tube racing bikes that are NOT sweet handling sport machines. These are little rolling Thalidomide babies that are very hairy and scary to ride; I have seen and test-ridden a Colnago Super and a Cinelli SC that were geometrically the same as the standard models of either of those bikes with the exception of the top tube having been dropped into the triangle a la step-through Raleigh Sports! They felt like they weren't rigid enough for their quick handling, hence the scary ride!

David Feldman
Vancouver, WA


--- OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:


> Let me just warn everyone that just because a bike
> is of the "Mixte" design,
> it does not necessarily have a short effective top
> tube (which is what you are
> seeking to best accommodate a "typical" female
> proportions of short
> torso....)
> Make sure to measure it before making assumptions...
>
>
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO, Inc.
> 1410 Mill Street
> Greensboro, North Carolina 27408
> 336-274-5959
> fax 336-274-6360
> <A
> HREF="http://www.cyclesdeoro.com">cyclesdeORO.com</A>
> <A
> HREF="http://www.classicrendezvous.com./main.htm">ClassicRendezvous.com</A>