[s-cars] //S8 mod - PROJECT: add power / remove weight / install 4spd

Lee Levitt 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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