[s-cars] //S8 mod - PROJECT: add power / remove weight / install 4spd
lee at wheelman.com
Fri Oct 19 15:32:31 PDT 2007
Well, I never had an entry-level steel bike. My first bike was a
'72 Atala club racer, replaced in 1981 by a custom Condor. I rode
that bike for almost 20 years, and the frame is hanging on my
Am I faster on my Ti Merlin or carbon C40 than I was on my old
Condor? Yes. Faster up hills, more consistent speed on long rides.
Some of it is due to developing better technique, but the 5 lb
ligher Ti bike certainly does go up hills faster than my last
steel bike, a Colnago Spiral Conic.
On Fri Oct 19 15:01:09 PDT 2007, Theodore Chen
<tedebearp at yahoo.com> wrote:
> the really sad part is...
> are you faster on your unobtainium bicycle than you were on your
> entry-level steel bike ten or twenty years ago?
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