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The fit police were obviously not around back then(5 posts)

The fit police were obviously not around back thenKristin
Sep 15, 2002 4:47 PM
This looks plain uncomfortable.
The wool jersey and tights aren't supposed to fit like lycra nmSantaCruz
Sep 15, 2002 11:25 PM
re: ... with a Pedersen...Akirasho
Sep 16, 2002 2:01 AM
... traditional fit rules would be hard to apply...

http://www.dursley-pedersen.net/



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Thanks for the info. Still doesn't look like a comfortable bikeKristin
Sep 16, 2002 5:44 AM
"If Mr. Pedersen had had the same skills as a businessman as he had as an inventor, the frame would have been the most widespread frame of all, but Mr. Pedersen was unfortunately a very poor businessman and therefore he died a poor man. His bicycle became a collectors item instead of a most commonly used frame."

I know the story of poor inventors all too well, but do you think this would have become the standard in cycling even if Mr. Pedersen had a cool million and a large advertising executive in his corner?
Thanks for the info. Still doesn't look like a comfortable bikeAkirasho
Sep 18, 2002 4:51 AM
... in a capitalist society, popularity oftimes wins over the best design... it's impossible to say what might have been in cycling (recumbents for example)... but most of us are surfing this site on the most popular CPU design... not the best.

Given the resurrgence in "comfort" bikes of late... this might (and might still) have taken off if it were more popular (I've only seen this one locally...) Alas, they do have their "performance" shortcomings (as told to me by the abovebike's pilot) so you're probably right...

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