Re: [CR]Yesterday's equipment in modern races


Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 00:14:02 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Yesterday's equipment in modern races
References: <FC07C884-A373-11D8-B4B6-000393004AFC@mac.com>


Jack Bissell wrote:
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> Our vintage stuff is heavier and, sniff, doesn't shift or stop as well.
> (Group hug?) Who brought this up again?

Yeah, I guess it's the same old insecure guy thing that begins a few months before the TdF every year! Your once state of the art, cutting edge, lean mean racing machine no longer instills bike lust in the hearts of the vast, unwashed, bicycle riding masses anymore because it is... horrors... old and forgotten.

And if you are both insecure and old, the next thing that happens is you start muttering things like, "That Lance Armstrong fella could win his sixth TdF on my ________!" (fill in the blank with your favorite obsolete, old and forgotten racing bike). And, "If Lance won the Tour on an old crock, well... everyone would see how our bikes are not obsolete it's just those nasty companies that make components and frames and sponsor the pros that don't want the public to know what crap the current stuff really is compared to the old stuff."

Personally, in my opinion, I think maybe some people don't ride their bikes enough ;)

Chuck "old (sniff) but trying not to be insecure" Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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