Stevan Thomas wrote:
> A couple of other points to consider:
> 1) Frames have a working life. Better frames last longer, but will eventually
> go soft if ridden hard enough by a strong enough rider.
Ah yessss... I remember a trip to sunny Italy in the seventies and a highly anticipated visit to Molteni Arcore. Out behind the warehouse that housed the team bike spares, etc. (you should have seen the shelves of wool jerseys with one entire shelf of Molteni jerseys with the worlds bands on the collar and sleeves reserved for Eddy himself)... anyway out behind the warehouse was this field of waist high weeds, and in the middle of this field was a big soggy mound of all these orange painted bike frames, the steel tubes of which were reduced to so much limp pasta by the herculean efforts of Eddy and his domestics in the previous season's races.
Chuck "huh?" Schmidt