Re: [CR] To ride or not


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From: "David Feldman" <feldmans1@earthlink.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] To ride or not
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 16:29:04 -0500

Twenty years ago, the only people who rode single speed bikes were track racers and Schwinn cruiser collectors; there are cyclists now who don't care about anything made before 1995, couldn't give a damn about Mario Confente, Claud Butler, or Rene Herse--but they ride a single speed part of the time because they feel like their road bikes have become parts garbage disposals due to finicky high maintainance drive trains. This might just be a Northwestern, rainy-ride thing but something tells me not. There would otherwise be no point in companies like Surly or Spot even existing
otherwise.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Schmidt"
To:
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] To ride or not



> Scott Goldsmith wrote:
> >
>
> > CR is the Retro list, BOBs are cyclings Shakers, make it simple & beautiful.
> > or failing that, make it out cast offs. Another unstated thread is a
> > reaction against the over complication of current life. Why make a such
> > a simple thing as a bicycle complicated?
>
> This is also what is behind the ground swell of interest in riding fixed
> gear road bikes currently.
>
> Human beings are a perverse species: Give them perfect shifting 20
> speeds and they want no shifting one speeds that don't freewheel!
>
> Chuck "love riding fixed" Schmidt

> SoPas, SoCal

>

>

> .