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is it good for Lance A it is good for me(10 posts)

is it good for Lance A it is good for meNoam
Dec 7, 2002 6:20 AM
I hear this argument often from Shimano users. But who won the TdF using Shimano before Lance?.
Who cares, it's the engine!Lance could have won on a huffy!!GEORGIADOG
Dec 7, 2002 7:14 AM
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I second that! 'nm'tmotz
Dec 7, 2002 7:48 AM
I wouldn't go that far.Fez
Dec 7, 2002 10:11 AM
Although I agree it is the engine, and Lance is the man, I think a Huffy, would handicap Lance enough so that the top contenders could overtake him.

Now, is that a Huffy with DuraAce and lightweight wheels or a complete Huffy off the rack at K-Mart? :)

Let's just say that Lance would have definitely won the TDF on Campy. The Huffy comparison is a little extreme and unrealistic.
Fez, get a friggin' life man!, geeeeeeez!!GEORGIADOG
Dec 7, 2002 1:42 PM
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its winterFez
Dec 8, 2002 5:17 AM
the roads are salted and slushy, can't ride, going stir crazy, spend more time on rbr than i should.
Didn't Hampsten win the Giro on a Huffy?torquer
Dec 9, 2002 8:48 AM
I have a Team 7-11 poster from around '86 showing the team standing behind a "Huffy" TT funny bike with a "Serotta" decal on the chainstay. Dura-ace equiped, too.
1999 - 1st TdF win for Shimano and Lance (nm)12x23
Dec 7, 2002 9:49 AM
If Shimano were smarter he wouldn't have been the firstPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Dec 7, 2002 2:18 PM
Between Shimano and Campy at the high end theres no difference even for a pro racer. The reason why Shimano had never won the Tour is because their sponsorship department wasn't thinking/couldn't get what used to be the top teams.

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
They are going to handicap LA for the 100th TdFadamo18
Dec 7, 2002 2:31 PM
They are making L.A. ride a big wheel while blindfolded. It's going to kill him in the mountain stages, those big plastic wheels don't stick to well.
I read about this on the internet so it has to be true.