Re: [CR]Was:...bike shorts, etc., now Assos


Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor

Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 12:09:04 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Was:...bike shorts, etc., now Assos
From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <stevens@veloworks.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <9c.17895114.29411ef1@aol.com>


Well, no ... DuPont introduced Lycra in 1958 as a replacement for rubber in girdles ... Assos introduced the Lycra cycling short in 1976.

http://www.lycra.com/Lycra/knowledge/dupont/lycra_timeline.html http://www.assos.com/story.html

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Steven L. Sheffield stevens at veloworks dot com veloworks at mac dot com aitch tee tea pea colon [for word] slash [four ward] slash double-you double-yew double-ewe dot veloworks dot com [four word] slash


> From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
> Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 14:20:17 EST
> To: stevens@veloworks.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: [CR]Was:...bike shorts, etc., now Assos
>
> In a message dated 12/6/2001 12:56:01 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> stevens@veloworks.com writes:
>
> <<
> Assos.
> Not Cinelli.
> And in the mid-late 1970s ... not 1980s. >>
>
> So Assos introduced Lycra.... Cool!
> Maybe Tony was inspired by a Swiss miss in a girdle?
> Before I turn to a serious note, I also am reminded by a Robert Clair-sent
> poster in which Assos advertised the aforementioned Swiss miss declaring "I'd
> rather wear nothing if not my Assos" (She was saying something like that, my
> attention was not on her words.) Apologies to the group...
>
> NOW, what I wanted to mention was the factory drilled out Assos cranksets
> and cartridge-like bottom brackets from the late 1970s/early 1980s. Coupled
> with their tricky minimalist pedals and aero rims, Assos was definitely
> leading edge for a brief period.. Any of you guys riding or own that
> equipment?
>
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC