the mention of Charly Gauls name brought back memories of the 60's for me . I remember reading an article about the ' 58 tour , which Charly won , he had dropped the other big names Bobet , Geminiani and Anquetil on one of the toughest climbs in the tour . He won the stage by over 15 minutes in freezing rain . After the finish he went to a bar to warm up and get a warm drink , of course the press followed him in , one of the reporters had been looking at his bike outside and questioned him about it " Charly your bike has steel cranks and steel brakes , Bobet and the others all have alloy cranks , how about it ?" Charly's reply was " that's the bike they pay me to ride" Jim ( getting nostalgic ) McCoin Fremont Ca.