[CR]R.E.W. Reynolds Cycles


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Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 22:01:40 -0200
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Harvey M. Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
Subject: [CR]R.E.W. Reynolds Cycles

In a message dated 12/20/01 4:34:54 AM, RaleighPro531@aol.com writes: << Found this on Kennwood Cyclery's website. Can anyone add to the info included with the picture? http://www.kenwoodcyclery.com/gallery.html >> Thirty years ago I bought custom made cycling shoes from Mr. Reynolds. He was in Nothampton, center of the English shoe industry, and the business is still there. The onlu frame I ever saw was owned by Maynard Hershon and it was a nice single color racing frame. Phil Brown NoHo, Ca

I bought lots of bits and pieces from Mr. Reynolds in the early 1970s, and it was just a great experience. One would send an air letter with a request for quotes, and a reply would come as a typed letter. Only trouble was the time I asked for even-toothed TA rings for timing chain on the tandem. He sent 43s, which would not work with the particular bb spacing I had. He certainly took them back. In those days before common credit cards, I think I just sent US personal checks, and I probably still have a balance there ! I did have shoes from his shop: very unflashy, well-made, comfortable, and durable. Also available on order in very large sizes. I saw a couple of his bikes, but don't remember that they stuck out as anything other than well-crafted British, nicely finished. Ralph Galen (a dentist) visited him and reported that his teeth were in poor condition.

I still have some correspondence, I guess.

harvey sachs
mclean va