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


Example: Books:Ron Kitching

From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy@mindspring.com>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 11:28:06 -0400


by the way, the Specialized bikes at Paris-Roubaix this year used 32 hole rims with soldered spokes. That was about the only yesterday technology however. Angel Garcia Long Valley, NJ
> 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
>
> > That bike could still be around and could likely still win today.
> > >
> > > Pic of the Day
> > > May 9th
> > >
> > > Fausto Coppi's bike set-up for the final time trial of the 1952 Tour de
> > > France.
> > >
> > > http://www.myimgs.com/data/aldoross/Coppi52-1.jpg
> > >
> > > from "But et Club - Le Miroir des Sports" No.362, 21 Juillet, 1952, pg.5
> > >
> > > Aldo Ross
> > > Blue Ball, Ohio