Re: Why ride old stuff? Was [CR]Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology

Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 18:57:51 -0600
Subject: Re: Why ride old stuff? Was [CR]Winning Today's Races With Yesterday's Technology
From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <>

On 05/10/2004 05:49 PM, "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <> wrote:
> Tom rides down the road, slips on some gravel, lays the bike down and breaks a
> brake lever and scrapes the frame all the way through the finish. Lance,
> coming along behind him, laughs at Tom, gets distracted and does the same
> thing.
> Cost of repairs:
> Tom: 1972 Gitane with Weinmann centerpulls and bar cons: $5 Weinmann lever
> at swap meet, $6 bottle of touch up paint. Maybe $25 at LBS to check
> alignment, if crash is really bad. (Band aids not included).
> Lance: 200x Trek Carbon fibre with Dura Ace 10 Speed: Brake levers $269,
> Frame $2,500+. Plus the fork may be toast too. We'll assume band aids are
> the same in both cases. Even if only the brake levers are damaged, I'm too
> cheap to ride something that can cost 2 C notes if you break an exposed part.

Lance hops up, back on the back, blasts past all his competitors and wins the stage on a bike with a broken seat stay ...

Then gets it all replaced for free.

Steven L. Sheffield Diggin' carbon but ridin' steel in Midvale, Utah ...

Steven L. Sheffield
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