Re: [CR] Raysport photos & comments


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Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 09:58:10 -0400
From: "Marcus Coles" <marcoles@ody.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Raysport photos & comments
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gpvb1@comcast.net wrote:
>Well, one man's ceiling is another man's floor, I guess. I am used to Columbus SP frames of similar geometry, like my 1977 Medici, or my 1973 Paramount P-13 with heavy-gauge 531 (you wanna talk about a harsh ride? Ouch!), and I find my Raysport to ride quite nicely on 50+ mile rides. Plush, even. The early, standard-gauge 531 is pretty stout stuff, while not being overly heavy or stiff, IMO. Mine has a Brooks Team Pro saddle, so that helps in the comfort dept. too, I suppose. Stable, but brisk handling, I would say. 74-degree HT angle, about 40 mm of rake.
>I now have about four customers that have purchased a second Raysport after receiving and setting up their first ones. Thanks guys!
>Greg "iROB" Parker
>Ann Arbor, Michigan
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What are the chances people are buying a second one to equip it with components from the present day. A bit of spreading, a mit full of stops and guides, some Ergo, long reach dual pivot brakes, woven pencil lead plastic bits and voila, a steel framed, clicky, group ride weapon. "Not available in stores"

I have resisted the Dark Side so far with the assembly of mine, but if I had two, I don't know if I'd have the inner strength.

"Never give a gun to ducks"

Marcus Coles
London, Ontario, Canada