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super rare Lady Colnago(3 posts)

super rare Lady Colnagodesmo
Oct 18, 2002 10:48 AM
Top secret photo of the Virginia Slims Race Team prototype mixte of the early 70's. As you all know VS decided they would put all their money behind pro tennis instead of cycling, and we never got to see this baby in action.

Sorry could not wait till April.
Dumb question alert: why ARE /were women's bikes sloped like that??128
Oct 18, 2002 12:45 PM
Does it assist the geometry as the Terry bikes do? Or some prudish Victorian notion regarding the 'swing-over' v. 'step through' motion? "Mind those knees ladies" Maybe skirts hanging down there?? but that seems unlikely, and if any gender needed clearance there, I think it'd be the boys in the kitchen area!

Anyway sweet frame, "Light a slim and ride."
I think because...Ginz
Oct 18, 2002 2:14 PM
...it allows women to ride in a skirt...'cause, you know, I'm sure a skirt is a comfortable thing to ride in.