Re: [CR]opinions are a good thing


Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic

From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 19:52:58 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]opinions are a good thing
To: chasds@mindspring.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Charles- First let me apologize for not responding sooner, I had a million other things calling for my attention. No, I am not jesting, and more pointedly, why would you have to take seriously the guy on the street who says his 99-dollar Taiwan Huffy is every bit as fine a bike as my Colnago Super from 1970?? Is he imposing his opinion on you, demanding that you think and act just like him??? Give him a swift kick in the nads if he is, then call me and I will do the same to him as well!!!! However if you have yourself convinced that you should buy into his opinion, I can't stop you from buying nothing but Sears bikes from China. Heck, its a free world whether you have temerity or not. Sincere Regards- Dave Anderson Cut Bank MT

In a message dated 6/4/2004 5:31:11 PM Pacific Standard Time, chasds@mindspring.com writes:

Dave wrote: " appreciate all that you have to say and will never say that my opinion is "better" than anyone elses on this list. By the same token, I don't feel anybody's opinion is better than any others. I respect all opinions and consider them all equaly valid because thats all they are, opinions. What a boring place the world would be if we all agreed on Everything. Vive la diferrance, (hope I spelled that correct)."

*** Surely you jest. All opinions are most definitely NOT created equal. Otherwise, I'd have to take seriously the guy on the street who says his 99-dollar Taiwan Huffy is every bit as fine a bike as my Colnago Super from 1970.

It's his opinion against mine, after all, and what do I know? Since apparently all opinions are created equal.

Seriously--stating the painfully obvious-- some opinions are more relevent/informed/intelligent/ consonant-with-reality than others. If I believed what you just said here, I'd have nothing by Sears bikes made in China. They're cheaper, after all. And they even have nice paint colors, sometimes.

Charles Andrews SoCal.

PS...and at the risk of being late on this, the German Pogliaghi is nice enough, but it's just an anonymous italian frame made after Pogliaghi was gone from the scene. Nothing special. Even the graphics are the final version of the old Pogliaghi look, and haven't much, if any, charm. As for the rest, it probably rides great. But who cares? Really? I mean, I can buy lots and lots of great riding bikes that aren't worth the postage to get them, usually.

Some of us, Dave, actually have the temerity to make distinctions that your average racer, successful or not, could not care less about.