[CR]RE: Is anyone racing older bikes?

From: "craig f" <kleggo@adelphia.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 09:24:57 -0700
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Subject: [CR]RE: Is anyone racing older bikes?

CR] Is anyone racing older bikes? Message-ID: <88E9C5BE-A466-11D8-ACC4-0050E4FA0552@cox.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3DUS-ASCII; format=3Dflowed MIME-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v553) Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Precedence: list Message: 2

Leaving the pros and elite amateurs out of the equation is probably=20 useful, so I offer this question:

Has anyone rolled up to the start line of a cat 3 or lower race on an=20 on-topic bike? How did you do? Did you feel handicapped by your bike?=20 And most importantly, what did the other racers say?

Shannon Menkveld San Diego, CA

i often do hilly road races in california, ( usually racing as a 3 or 45+), while riding lugged steel. with light wheels and campy ergo drivetrain i find no handicap at all. i can say with complete confidence that i have never not won a race because of my choice of ferrous frame material 8-).

few people comment on my choice of frames other than to tell me how pretty they are.

craig fenstermaker
carlsbad ca