“Variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn’t it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles rather than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft. Give me a fixed gear.”
–Henri Desgrange, 1903. Cyclist, first organizer of Tour de France.
bloody cyclists of today and weak little spinny hamster legs 😀
I really dont think the mad old Highlands dwelling beardie gives two hoots, what others think or do. He’ll be off pottering about on some 1930’s three speed thing with funny bars up a mountain looking like a deranged Santa Clause.