Re: [CR]When do you say no to riding a classic


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: [CR]When do you say no to riding a classic
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 14:20:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Thursday, Sep 05, 2002, at 12:30PM, Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> wrote:
>Whoa Dude! We are not talking about riding wooden draisiennes or hobby
>horses from the early 1800s. Riding any bike from the 1900s and after
>does no harm to the bike. We're not talking about riding megga miles
>here.

Yes, but this is exactly what the owners of draisiennes and hobby horses said. I agree that most of the bikes we deal with aren't really as rare as we want to believe. It's the attitude that I want to change, I want to see people looking at their bikes as historical objects. I know few people are riding there bikes mega miles. But it's not the miles, it's the cars, potholes, peds, and going down in general. Also what happens to the bikes when you die? Do they lake too many before them languish in a barn or get sold off to someone who doesn't have the same appreciation?
>Display to the public?

There are plenty of displays west of the Ol Miss, just nothing originated since the Oakland exibit. Would you like to see more? If so where should we start? Do we start with a preservation attitude or a pile of bikes?
enjoy,
Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
SB, CA