[CR] Bike shop owner contention

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To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Bianca Pratorius" <biankita@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 02:56:57 -0500
Subject: [CR] Bike shop owner contention

An informed bike shop owner in my hood told me that the PX-10 that one could buy here in the states was not the PX-10 that won the TDF. He said those super light Vitus tubed bikes were too soft for the pros and that typically Euro pros had their bikes custom built with sturdier, heavier tubing and Nervex lugs with Peugeout decals so that they would look like PX-10's. Is it true that the super light PX-10 was too noodly for the demands of the pros?

Garth Libre in Miami Florida USA