On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 22:32, Tim McNamara <tim...@bitstream.net> wrote: > I think there are a number of us who want our cake and get to eat it too: > sporty fast geometry with 45 mm tires, full fenders and no TCO. I'd say > "pick two." Some enchiladas can't be readily served whole.
What we're talking about is a matter of how much value to place on various attributes. I understand that many of you will come to a reasoned point of view that the drawbacks of going to a smaller wheel size outweigh the benefits of eliminating TCO. Nearly every bike company makes some bikes with TCO. But there are also many cyclists who share my point of view that the benefits of the larger diameter wheel do not outweigh the disadvantage of TCO. Those who design bicycles would be urged to consider customers like myself, recognize that TCO is an offense (however significant), and deal with it proactively, either by eliminating it, or acknowledging that it is a necessary evil (however significant) to be tolerated. I am mildly annoyed and feel vaguely insulted by the point of view I sometimes encounter that TCO is an imaginary problem, or that I'm some kind of dimwit because it bothers me. There are other cyclists (customers) like me - bike designers should be attentive to this fact. James Black Los Angeles, CA -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To post to this group, send email to rbw-owners-bu...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch?hl=en.