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


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Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 13:55:11 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Yesterday's equipment in modern races
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Okay then, how about the following: I think the idea that since pro riders are paid to ride whatever the sponsor wants them to ride, that the stuff they ride is junk, is misguided.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

goodrichbikes wrote:
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> The Chuckinator queried-
> > So there has been _no_ improvement in the bike and its parts?????????????
>
> Where did I say or imply such? Huh?
>
> Curt Goodrich
> Minneapolis, MN

Curt Goodrich wrote:
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> (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?

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

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