> But there should be very little difference in friction between an old
> bike of high quality, well maintained hubs, pedal bearings, crank
> bearings, chain, etc., and the friction load of an new CF bike.
Too the contrary, modern bikes add too much friction to my pocketbook!!
With some careful shopping, you can get a nice 21 lbs on-topic friction bike in the $500 range of prices, with a sweet ride, maybe like-new.
With some careful shopping, you can get NOTHING carbon a carbon frame or in the 21 lbs range for $500 (except perhaps an OT 80's ALAN carbon bike!!)
- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA