[CR]Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology


Example: Framebuilding

From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: <BruceCumberland@comcast.net>, "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <051020040145.11963.409EDEA00003B56B00002EBB2200750744FF9B919E938D9A9D928ABC9A9C8A8D@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 08:28:54 -0500
Subject: [CR]Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology

still win with a 1952 bicycle you say ?

as long as everybody had at least APPROXIMATELY the same gearing choices , I'd completely agree !

o.k. , here's what we need to do .

right now .

1.) Get like at least 50 million dollars . o.k. , get more .

2.) Form a serious pro-cycling team .

3.) Sign some huge-big-talent-names . Lance Armstrong would be nice . But he'd cost like about a quarter of our money , to sign him to our new team . And besides , he's just about one deep breath away from retirement . Tyler Hamilton , and his "won't quit" attitude , would be a MUST ! But , let's not be nationalistic . Let's not be jingo-istic about the origins of names . Why not sign at least one name from each of the countries where cycling is a major sport ?

4.) Have a fleet of serious racing bicycle frame-sets built , with steel lugs , and steel tubing .

5.) Outfit some of them with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groups , from 1968 - 1977 . Outfit some of them with Campagnolo Super Record groups , from 1973 - 1977 . Outfit some of them with all-French groups , Simplex Super LJ , Stronglight 105 , Lyotard , etc . Make sure the wheels can be swapped around , without problems .

6.) Then win , and / or come very close to winning , some MAJOR races .

7.) Gain PUBLIC acknowledgement of the fact that a 21 pound bicycle , using a new steel frame-set , and component parts from around 1968 - 1977 . . . CAN be very competitive against an entirely made-in-2004 19-pound bicycle .

there , that's just my modest proposal .

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas


----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Cumberland
To: Raoul Delmare
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [CR]Pic of the Day May 9th Coppi's TT bike



> That bike could still be around and could likely still win today.
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> > From: "Aldo Ross" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
> > To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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> > Subject: [CR]Pic of the Day May 9th Coppi's TT bike
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> > Pic of the Day
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> > Fausto Coppi's bike set-up for the final time trial of the 1952 Tour de
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> > http://www.myimgs.com/data/aldoross/Coppi52-1.jpg
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> > from "But et Club - Le Miroir des Sports" No.362, 21 Juillet, 1952, pg.5
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> > Aldo Ross
> > Blue Ball, Ohio