on 5/12/04 9:19 AM, stevens at email@example.com wrote:
> How would the 21-pound bike with obsolete components compete against the
> 15-pound wunder-bikes that the pros are riding ... remember, Cannondale had to
> ADD weights to Gilberto Simoni's bike during last year's Tour to make it meet
> the UCI's 6.8 kg (14.96 lbs) minimum weight limit.
That was a marketing stunt. Any manufacturer there could have built a bike under the weight limit. In fact, I could build a damn lugged Heron under the weight limit.
If you take a look at some of the ultralight project bikes around the 'net, you'll find lots of guys mixing the latest carbon fiber doo-dads with Campy downtube friction levers and Jubilee derailleurs to build 10-pound road bikes (sometimes CLB brake levers, too).