Re: [CR]Re: Elan bike carrier

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From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 11:43:33 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Elan bike carrier
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 1/26/02 7:58:58 AM, feldmanbike@yahoo.com writes:

<< Indeed, the names "Jimmy Clark" and "Hockenheim" should be in the mind of

every equipment weight weenie--didn't that suspension fall apart out of just

not being made out of enough metal? >>

Yes, a suspension failure on the fastest part of the circut-very similar to the crash that killed Patrick Depaillier in the same spot about 15 years later. Loti (approved plural of Louts) came apart frequently in those days-the wobbly wheels and suspension parts being the main offenders, although the "queer box" in the 16 was a close third. Remember that Chapman's motto in those days was, "Simplify and add lightness." CR content: check those lightweight parts. Phil Brown