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


Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 11:00:30 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Yesterday's equipment in modern races
From: Todd Kuzma <tullio@TheRamp.net>
To: <stevens@veloworks.com>, Raoul Delmare <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>, "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Bruce C." <BruceCumberland@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <20040512141950.M49550@veloworks.com>


on 5/12/04 9:19 AM, stevens at stevens@veloworks.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).

Todd Kuzma Heron Bicycles Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776 http://www.heronbicycles.com http://www.tullios.com