[CR]But can Eddy do this?


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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 19:21:27 -0500
From: wesoishi@aol.com
Subject: [CR]But can Eddy do this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5mxMOGLiRw

You have to think outside the box when you look at this new phenomenon. I am from a road and track background, and at first I was skeptical. However, what these new bicycle riders are doing is pushing the envelope, in regards to balance, coordination and skill.

Not only that, they seem to have an appreciation of vintage riders, like ME. I show them a Campagnolo 151bcd track crank, and they are in awe. Also, they know what a Campagnolo "sheriff star" hubset is. I never knew it to be called this though, is this a new name?

No matter how much I tried to get new riders on rollers, they want to stick to their heart rate monitors and wind trainers. Some even go to indoor "cycling" classes (I would like to continue to call this "spinning"). In general, the form and pedaling technique of the other flock of new riders makes me want to weep. One good thing about the new wood track at ADT is that some roadies are starting to understand the basics, and now ride rollers, glue their own tires, learn about their bikes, etc.

I am tempted to try to do a wheelie on my track bike. I used to do it on a Stingray, way back when. I have a perfect track bike to use, with low "standover". However, I would hate to see my 650c Baylis painted Ron Cooper bounce down the road, while I picked myself up off the ground.

Wes Oishi
SoundCycles
Los Angeles? CA
USA