Re: [CR]CR:RE NAHBS gripes


Example: Racing

From: "Ed Braley" <edbraley@maine.rr.com>
To: "David Feldman" <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>, "Peter Weigle" <jpweigle@sbcglobal.net>
References: <251175.87413.qm@web34702.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]CR:RE NAHBS gripes
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:50:43 -0500
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Well, David, I've already shown them how to get a start on this stuff, and they know about these bikes:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25373440@N00/sets/72157594418839233/

and:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25373440@N00/sets/72157594403999298/

These bikes are both outstanding just as they are, and it wouldn't take very much to bring a production model to near perfection. Trek could take these models and tweak them out in a nuovo-retro way and have some very nice randonneuring machines.

Pardon the off-topic nature of this post, I don't normally pollute the Classic list with this stuff, but I couldn't resist ;-) Sorry Dale, it won't happen again...

Ed Braley
Falmouth, Maine
USA


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Feldman"
To: "Peter Weigle"
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]CR:RE NAHBS gripes



> What if, just as at car shows, a lot of "concept" and "prototype" ideas turn into big bike co's production models in a year or two? I can see it now--an al/carb Trek 650b randonneur with Bontrager-branded centerpulls on intergal pivots and Honjo-knockoff fenders--and a Lemond 700c randonneur similarly equipped, both with appropriate chainstay length for triple ring, too-many-cogs drive trains, maxed out tire clearance, light wiring tubes and rack mounts molded into the carbon fork and rear wishbone...........................................
> Hey, you never know.
> David Feldman
> Vancouver, WA
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Peter Weigle <jpweigle@sbcglobal.net>
> To: "Classicrendezvous@Bikelist.Org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 7:58:21 AM
> Subject: [CR]CR:RE NAHBS gripes
>
> Here's my 2 cents worth,,,
> There were a lot of wild and crazy bikes at the show,,
>
> There were also many well engineered, well excecuted and aesthetically
> pleasing examples of the craft represented.
> Real bikes to be ridden by real people.
>
> Maybe you had to be there to have this perspective.
>
> Was great to see so many of you there and to have breakfast with Dale and
> the gang.
>
> Peter Weigle& Kendall
> Lyme Ct.