Re: [CR]Cycle Sport's All-Time Top 12 Bicycles


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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:52:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Don Wilson <dcwilson3@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cycle Sport's All-Time Top 12 Bicycles
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <005201c6172e$0fd8aab0$3814fbd1@Newhouse>


Aldo,

Regarding CS's list shown below, I have a couple of thoughts...

1. With but a few exceptions, it is an all advertising list.

2. If the list were selected today, Trek would have to take Pinarello's place based on consecutive TdeF wins. Now that would tick some Pinarellistas off.

3. I was hoping for a particular model rather than a brand list.

4. Such lists are irresistably good fun.

5. What? No Learco Gearra on the list? :-)

Don Wilson
Los Olivos


--- Aldo Ross wrote:


> Since I brought it up earlier today, perhaps this
> would be a good time
> to revisit Cycle Sport magazine's All Time Top 12
> Bicycles (as of March,
> 1999).
>
> #1 Bianchi
> #2 Colnago
> #3 Pinarello
> #4 Gitane
> #5 Raleigh
> #6 Flandria
> #7 De Rosa
> #8 Cannondale
> #9 Peugeot
> #10 Vitus
> #11 Litespeed
> #12 Merckx
>
> Honorable Mentions went to: Helyett, Gios, Olmo,
> Rossin, Benotto, Moser,
> Giant, Concorde, Splendor, Gazelle, Mercier, and
> Lotus (as in Chris
> Boardman's now-banned Hour Record bike).
>
> Pinarello had just scored seven straight Tour de
> France victories - 5
> with Indurain 1991 thru 1995, 1 in 1996 (I don't use
> his name, so don't
> ask), and 1 with Ulrich in 1997.
>
> Cannondale was a controversial inclusion, but they
> were on a high with
> Mario Cipollini riding their bikes to bjillions of
> stage wins. I wonder
> if they'd change their vote now, perhaps to a more
> recent multiple TdF
> winner.
>
> Vitus was a curious inclusion, but the great Sean
> Kelly did ride those
> shiny aluminum frames to multiple Classics wins.
>
> Looking through that issue of CS, only Colnago of
> the "Top 12" had a
> full page advert, and that was actually an ad for
> "Bicycle World - #1
> USA Dealer".
>
> Bikes they missed - Alan (as in "the majority of
> teams in the late-1970s
> Giri d'Italia had their stickers on Alan framesets
> in the mountains",
> not to mention their 10 years dominance of
> cyclocross racing), Alcyon,
> Frejus, Legnano, Masi, Cinelli, Automoto, etc,
> etc...
>
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio
>

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