[CR]Re: This fixie thing has gone to far

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 19:48:52 -0500
From: "Julian Shapiro" <julianshapiro@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: This fixie thing has gone to far

Larry Myers wrote:

" While I am glad to see youngsters riding, rather than driving, I also sadly fail to see the future of our sport in any of this movement...it is completely fashion-driven; there are no future Lance Armstrongs, Gibby Hattons, or Marty Nothsteins to be found in this so-called 'Keirin Culture' (most of them cannot even pronounce 'Keirin' correctly, and 90% of them smoke)....personally, I look forward to this fad's inevitable bust; then I will be able to liberate these sadly misused frames from their former owners, and then pass them on to more appreciative users

OK, Larry

You are hereby appointed Grand Arbiter of Those Who are Worthy of owning and/or riding a steel frame. Only you, oh Great Larry, can know just exactly how and by whom a couple of pounds of steel tubing shall be used. Wrong earrings? Out! Wrong gearing? Away! Axel nuts not "period correct"? Vamoose! Don't cream your jeans at the site of a Cali Masi? No chance!

puleeze.......it's a bicycle.

And, by the way, Lance Armstrong came out of the triathlon scene. I'm sure you hold those riders and their bikes in high regard as well.

curmudgeon this.

Julian Shapiro
Sag Harbor, NY