Re: [CR]Poseurs and Le Poseur Jersey

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Poseurs and Le Poseur Jersey
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 16:30:40 -0700
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Jun 20, 2007, at 11:50 AM, Donald Gillies wrote:
> Here's a hoot - the perfect compliment for your best GoFast Team
> bike :
>
> http://www.elevengear.us/poseur.html
>
> I met my first poser in about 1977. He had a schwinn paramount, size
> 19", which was used to soak up city miles going down to the bike shop
> to talk. I remember overhearing this guy ~ in all the schwinn
> paramount lycra ~ at the local "in-a-garage" bike shop ~ talking about
> ... schwinn paramounts ... how they were made in chicago ... and how
> he just wasn't happy with his seat tube, and because he had a
> paramount, he was thinking of sending 140 mi north to Chicago for a
> seat tube replacement, do you think a better seat tube would improve
> the handling of his paramount ??? oh pleeeeaassee ...
>
> His bike was pristine because it only was used for the 1 mile ride
> down to the bike shop, and then was used as a prop, to stimulate
> speech. his bike never saw a club ride in its entire life. and i
> think if it ever did, it would see the club riders going further and
> further ahead, while the paramount got farther and farther behind ...
>
> Tell us your _worst poseur story_ !!
>
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA, USA

Sorry to be a party pooper Don, but anyone that rides a bike gets my respect.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA