Re: [CR]Re: CR: now: Old & new


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Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 19:59:22 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: CR: now: Old & new
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Greg Parker wrote:
>
> Well.....
>
> I gotta jump in here as a fellow Engineer (but also as a vintage lightweight
> bikeaholic) and agree more with Steve than Chuck (but I can see Chuck's
> intent I think).
>
> How can we say that the current crop of TIG-welded whatevers made by the
> gazillions in the Orient (or a factory in the US for that matter) are "equal"
> in style and purpose to the craftsmanship of, oh, I dunno..., a Confente for
> example?
>
> There just ain't no comparison. (cut)

Not equal in style and purpose? TIG'd whatevers? (Not everything is TIG'd Greg.)

Just different eras. The exact same thing only different ;) I can remember when lugless construction was ultra cool. Style and purpose? I can see it in current bikes, can't you? There is a comparison!

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal