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


Example: History:Ted Ernst

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:49:24 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Yesterday's equipment in modern races
References: <20040511.123329.1008.76.richardsachs@juno.com>


This morning riding my Draisienne on the bike path I passed all these young pups on their 16 pound plastic fantastic wonder bikes and their circus clothes. Blew them all into the weeds. When I stopped at the liquor store all these guys said how kewl my bike was. Must have been the hand rubbed oak glistening in the morning sun!!!

Draisiennes RULE!!!!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

ps Found out last night while watching the Antiques Road Show that I ruined the collector value of my Draisienne by removing the ugly black original finish from the oak. Drattts!

Richard M Sachs wrote:
>
> there have been two tons of improvements.
> as long as the masses avail themselves of it,
> the playing field is even. that's why no one who
> earns a living in the (any) sport uses dated tech-
> nology.
> e-RICHIE
> chester, ct
>
> Chuck-issimo queried:
> So there has been _no_ improvement in the bike and its parts?????????????
> Out for a ride on my draisienne then...
> http://r.queneau.chez.tiscali.fr/800X600/pages/bicycl/drais.htm
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
>
> Curt Goodrich wrote:
> >
> > (cut) In my opinion, using
> > what pro riders ride as a barometer of progress is misguided. It's
> been
> > stated all too many times. Riders ride what they are paid to ride.
> > Manufacturers make things to sell. Manufacturers sponsor riders to
> sell the
> > stuff they make. Are we still together here?