Re: [CR]serious Weight Weenieism - when did it start?


From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: joebz@optonline.net, martin@camelot.de, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 09:27:51 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]serious Weight Weenieism - when did it start?


My favourite example of this has to be the story (so silly it has to be true) that Raleigh began to saw off the mudguard stay eyelets off Professionals shipped to the States when word got back to them that we Yanks were taking hacksaws to these mysterious things to "save weight". Yikes. But no worse than the pile of alloy pellets left on the garage fl oor from bods with electric drills perforating their chain rings.

By the way, weight weenieism remains alive and well. It's the penis size in cycling. Often when I am keeping pace on my PX-10 with some guy on his carbon fibre Serotta or whatever, he'll be astonished when I tell him it weighs 21 pounds. Suddenly that old fashioned thing seems, well... like a real racing bike! And... it still has mudguard eyelets intact, thank s very much.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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