[CR] Entertaining Reading

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 15:44:09 -0500
From: "Angel Garcia" <veronaman@gmail.com>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Entertaining Reading


http://tweed.cc/index.html "Discerning cyclists recognise that bicycle technology reached its pinnacle in the early 1970s and everything since has just been marketing. Millions are spent every year on hoodwinking the public with obscure materials which are all very well if you are constructing a craft to convey astronauts to the Moon, but quite out of place on an English country lane. Lugged steel, by contrast, is durable, comfortable and offers an opportunity for the skilled framebuilder to practice his craft. Why spend a king's ransom on the latest titanium confection when any weight advantage will be rendered irrelevant by a cheese-and-pickle sandwich and a thermos of soup?"

Angel Garcia
Long Valley, NJ