>"I believe it was Richard Sachs back then who's philosophy
>was that the one frame that was perfect for you and most of
>your riding was the best bike for whatever you wanted to use
>it for, criteriums included (probably a terrible approximation
>of a quote)."

yup - that sounds like me in my pre-self absorbed era trying to
diplomatically state that all the specs that made up the so-called
crit frames (back in that era...) were a joke and - if a bicycle was
infact designed that way it would handle 180 degrees from what
you really needed in an event as specific as a crit. imo, crit frame
design is a 70s u.s. bike boom phenomenom concocted by that
era's cyclo-journalists who may never ever have raced. my bad.