Re: Re: [CR]To ride or not/fairly short...

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <>
Subject: Re: Re: [CR]To ride or not/fairly short...
Date: 09 Sep 2002 12:31:06 MDT

Joseba Beloki's Team ONCE Giant weighed less than Lance's Trek 5900.

So why didn't Beloki win the Tour?

Hmm ... those ounces must not have made that much of a difference.

-------- On Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:17:25 -0700 Chuck Schmidt wrote:

Rich Rose wrote:
> Chuck Schmidt wrote, in part:
> "Modern bicycles are all about weight, which is just
> one of the reasons lug steel construction is moot. And with modern
> bicycles (we are talking about racing bicycles I assume) 3 oz count."
> My response: Really?? 3 oz. of non-rotational weight counts? As in the
> difference between winning & loosing?
> Richard (non-believer) Rose

Yes, if you are talking about the top racing bikes in the TdF peloton (and that's what I talking about) 3 oz., rotational, non-rotational, is obsessed over.

Counts? Lance Armstrong is certainly concerned over it and thinks it does.

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal