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


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Subject: RE: [CR]Was:...bike shorts, etc., now Assos
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 14:45:30 -0500
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Thread-Topic: [CR]Was:...bike shorts, etc., now Assos
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From: "Rich Rose" <rrose@normandassociates.com>
To: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>, <stevens@veloworks.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


My Wife just cannot get over the fact that the chamois cream I use is branded ASSos. Just more confirmation for her that bikers are "weird". Richard Rose Toledo, Ohio

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of OROBOYZ@aol.com Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 2:20 PM 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