Re: [CR] Frame "stiffness"


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 09:21:44 -0600
From: gear@xmission.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Frame "stiffness"


Hi Tony and others,

I had the same experience as you on two different OS 753 frames. I ride a 54/ 55 cm frame and in my size, they are very stiff, both the 3V and the Waterford (Paramount).

But, I have spent considerable miles on both a Merckx 753 and a Look Hinault 753, and both were absolute magic for me. Light, responsive and very nice ride 'feel' on any road surface, up and down mountain passes etc. Wish I still had either, no wait, both! of those bikes.

Based on those two, I have declared in person and in writing over the years that 753 is hands down my favorite tubing. But then I rode the OS versions. I think size may be a factor, as my tall friends, here on the list and otherwise, have loved their OS 753 bikes.

Greg Overton my overpriced .02 Denver, Colorado

Quoting Anthony Taylor <ajft1942@yahoo.com>:
> I have been following the thread with interest. I have a '93 Reynolds 753 OS
> Paramount which I have had from new. I really feel a bit beaten up
> on the last
> half of a century. I'm not sure if it is the geometry or the tube set, but I
> don't find it to be a plush ride, as others seem to. I have been
> contemplating
> replacing it with an earlier SLX version.
>
> I would be interested in any comments or suggestions.
>
> Tony Taylor
> Manchester NH