[CR]Motivation for buying a bike

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004)

Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 18:09:08 +0100 (MET)
From: "kim klakow" <Akimbo71@gmx.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Motivation for buying a bike

The one thing KOFs have to battle with, though, is that nobody won the 1949 Worlds with one of them.

Also probably 90% of the bike purchases on this list are motivated by the want to own a piece of history, the fulfillment of a youth dream or the like. No matter how good a KOF is, s/he will not be able to fill those boots.

Faliero Masi surely thought he made solid and graceful handywork, but would probably shake his head at the prices his bikes are fetching today. I have met several builders of the older generation who do the same ("It's just a bike").


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