Re: [CR]Yesterday's equipment in modern races


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Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 16:01:45 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Yesterday's equipment in modern races
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Jan Heine wrote:
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> I am not saying that index shifting, 10-speed rear cassettes,
> clipless pedals and huge downtubes with correspondingly huge decals
> aren't nice - that is a matter of opinion. But to claim they make a
> difference in performance for a skilled rider?

Improvements in the bike year by year for the past 100+ years have been made in _exceedingly_ small increments, but to say they have made no "difference in performance for a skilled rider" flies in the face of the race results in my opinion Jan.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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