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Old 05-11-04, 05:43 AM
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Here is something I saw on an email list this morning...


"Due to a pervasive obsession with light weight, the modern quality bicycle is engineered closer to optimum (that is, the brink of structural failure) than any other consumer item of similar consequence."

Kinda makes you think....
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Makes me wonder if I should buy a new bike or not? Maybe I'll just be satisfied with my 30 year old ride.
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Originally Posted by cycletourist
Here is something I saw on an email list this morning..."Due to a pervasive obsession with light weight, the modern quality bicycle is engineered closer to optimum (that is, the brink of structural failure) than any other consumer item of similar consequence."
Consider the source....

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
Consider the source....

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The source was a framebuilder. It is a framebuilder's design and manufacturing email list.
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That practically goes for every quality sporting equipment out there....
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