Re: [CR]RE: l'Alpe d'Huez (reviving an old/new Carbon/Ergo argument)(long)

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Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 08:47:39 -0700
From: Jan Heine <>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: l'Alpe d'Huez (reviving an old/new Carbon/Ergo argument)(long)

I have not seen anybody on this list say that new bikes are junk (but I don't read every message!). The original question was whether new bikes were better and faster than older bikes. By saying they are not, one does not say they are worse or slower. They might just be the same.

Of course, as has been pointed out, one has to define "old." There have been distinct improvements since the days when there were no bikes at all. Any bike probably is faster than walking! But this undisputable fact does not mean that the latest Japanese oversize BB spindle with outboard bearings will make an impact on how fast you get from A to B, compared to the "horribly outdated" design that a certain Italian manufacturer continues to peddle. -- Jan Heine, Seattle Editor/Publisher Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
>"Enjoy and ride old bikes and new bikes and let's move off this idea
>that "only our old bikes are cool" and "modern bikes are soul-less



>u r my hero.


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