[CR]1964 De Rusta

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Bianca Pratorius" <biankita@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 18:37:01 -0400
Subject: [CR]1964 De Rusta

The way the seller has this bike set up, he is not likely to be experiencing the heavenly melding of man and machine he describes in his listing. The bars are 4 inches lower than the seat and with that kind of leg length he must have going with the seat so high, the top tube would be way too short with only a 10 cm or so stem. If he is experiencing precise handling, shifting and acceleration than it must be that he's a natural and would experience it on any bike that he could ride. I've ridden lots of cobbled together bikes like the one he is selling and those klutsy lugs, and tubing without any breeding whatsoever always result in a stiff, heavy and uninteresting ride for me, and I am not even the most demanding guy like some on this list who are veritable princes and princesses who are kept awake by a little pea.

Garth Libre in Miami Fl. USA