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


Example: History

From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 16:23:59 -0400


Original Message: ----------------- From: Chuck Schmidt chuckschmidt@earthlink.net Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 12:31:29 -0800 To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology

" Maybe Maynard was onto something when he wrote the following: "Cycling retro looks wacko to me...I don't get it. What's with guys in their 20s and 30s, in the prime of life, lost in nostalgia?" --Maynard Hershon

20s and 30s? Hmmm... we may all look that age Chuck but most of the CR folks I've met and guys drooling over my PX-10 or Comp GS on the bike paths are just like me... mid '40s bike boomers who saved up their newspaper route money 30 years ago to buy a UE-8 or Super Course or if they were rich boys, a Schwinn Paramount. We still walk into a cycle shop and blithely ask for REG waterbottle cages (remember when you bolted such things to the frame?!), TA cleats and Zeus tubular tyre carriers only to be greeted by a blank stare from the real 20-something behind the counter. Lost indeed.

So, no, I don't expect Lance to win his next TdF on my PX-10. I'll wager he'd have to learn how to use toeclips for starters and find wool jerseys itchy. Simplex and Stronglight aren't going to return his calls for sponsor endorsements either.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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