Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member introduction-Middlemore

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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 16:49:42 +0100
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member introduction-Middlemore
From: "Hilary Stone" <Hilary.Stone@Tesco.net>
To: CYCLESTORE@aol.com, karl.frantz@juno.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Middlemores were based in Coventry, Brooks in Nottingham! Middlemores was not quite in the same league as Brooks, their saddles tended to sag rather quicker. Middlemores went on to become the first distributor for Shimano in Britain. They were not bought by Brooks. Hilary Stone

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>From: CYCLESTORE@aol.com

>To: karl.frantz@juno.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

>Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member introduction-Middlemore

>Date: Sat, Oct 21, 2000, 5:54 am

>


> Greetings Karl et all,

>

> Middlemore was a competitore to Brooks in the same town (at the time) and

> made saddles for the early Moulton bicycles as well as many other fine makes.

> Brooks bought them in the mid to late 1970's ( Hillary Stone could make a

> clarification I am sure). The quality was fine though it seemed they

> manufactured a smaller model range and were a bit smaller in the 1970's than

> Brooks.

>

> Yours in Cycling,

>

>

> Gilbert Anderson

>

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> In a message dated 10/21/00 3:00:04 AM, karl.frantz@juno.com writes:

>

> << Anyway, the bikes that mean the most to me tend to be early-to-mid '70s

> lightweights, because that's when I got hooked on cycling. I still have

> the Viscount Aerospace Pro I bought used from a friend in 1977, though

> it's currently apart. Many of the original parts are long gone, but the

> 'death fork' is in a box in the attic somewhere :-). I wonder, if those

> things ever get collectable, whether a selling point would be that it has

> both forks (the original aluminum and the correct warrenty replacement).

> It's actually the only *nice* vintage bike in my stable. I've got a few

> dump rescues that are a long way from nice, but interesting anyway.

>

> I've been poking through the archives... Someone asked who made the

> leather saddles on Viscounts; I have heard they were made by Middlemore, >>