Re: [Classicrendezvous] Boardman's new/old hour record bike

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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 21:21:26 -0500
From: Jerry & Liz Moos <>
To: Monkeyman <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Boardman's new/old hour record bike
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If you go to the VeloNews site, there are a couple of pretty good pictures of him on the bike. I doesn't appear as obviously drilled out as Merckx's was in 1972. Hopefully, Cycle Sport or C+ will have more details in an upcoming issue. Hilary, how about a comparison of the two bikes in Design Classics?


Jerry Moos

Monkeyman wrote:
> I've been tring to find information on the bike Boardman rode for his hour
> record all the articles say, " Boardman rode a conventional frame
> constructed from steel tubing and fitted with spoked wheels and other
> components that would have been available to Merckx 18 years ago." Does
> anyone know what that means. Did he drill-out the bars and seatpost like
> Merckx? Did he have specially cast Ti parts like Merckx? Did he go to the
> same lengths Merckx did, or was it really just an "old" bike? I can't seem
> to find any info on the bike itself, anybody have any leads?
> thanks,
> brandon
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