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


Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 10:09:21 -0500
From: rdayton@carolina.rr.com
Subject: Re: [CR]serious Weight Weenieism - when did it start?
To: kohl57@starpower.net
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Well Peter I used to think the same of my 21 pound Roberts. And it does well on the flats. But in the hills the Ti and Carbon bikes drop me like a rock. But the Roberts wins on style points. C'est la Vie!

Rob Dayton
Charlotte, NC
USA


----- Original Message -----
From: "kohl57@starpower.net"
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:27 am
Subject: Re: [CR]serious Weight Weenieism - when did it start?


> My favourite example of this has to be the story (so silly it has

\r?\n> to be

\r?\n> true) that Raleigh began to saw off the mudguard stay eyelets off

\r?\n> Professionals shipped to the States when word got back to them

\r?\n> that we

\r?\n> Yanks were taking hacksaws to these mysterious things to "save

\r?\n> weight".Yikes. But no worse than the pile of alloy pellets left on

\r?\n> the garage fl

\r?\n> oor

\r?\n> from bods with electric drills perforating their chain rings.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> By the way, weight weenieism remains alive and well. It's the

\r?\n> penis size

\r?\n> in

\r?\n> cycling. Often when I am keeping pace on my PX-10 with some guy on his

\r?\n> carbon fibre Serotta or whatever, he'll be astonished when I tell

\r?\n> him it

\r?\n> weighs 21 pounds. Suddenly that old fashioned thing seems, well...

\r?\n> like a

\r?\n> real racing bike! And... it still has mudguard eyelets intact, thank

\r?\n> s very

\r?\n> much.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Peter Kohler

\r?\n> Washington DC USA

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