Chris & all.. I think that a comparison and awareness of the old vs the new is pretty interesting and on topic. This new hour record could affirm in some ways the viability of traditionally constructed bikes.. Or does it? It is critical to confirm how the new bike is configured, whether it in fact is made like classic bikes or not.
I also wonder if Tony Rominger's Hour record, albeit standing but briefly, also should be considered as an "Athletes Record," because he rode a fairly conventional steel framed Colnago..