[CR]Re: Major Taylor


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From: GRIFFKS@aol.com
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 15:59:09 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Major Taylor

...........Major Taylor enjoyed the equivalent of "superstar" celebrity over here in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century and was feted everywhere that he raced, especially in Paris and London to the point that he became a household name, his ventures "down under" in Australia also received similar acclaim, indeed not so long ago an excellent Aussie TV film was made about his early life and in particular his winning exploits in Australia......the title I believe was called "Tracks of Glory" and it's still doing the rounds on cable tv occasionally. Check out a nice picture to download on
          << http://www.bikindex.com/fun/jpg/taylor.jpg >> his stems found favour with many European trackies and were often still seen in use up until the 60's.......I have jpegs of a rather nice Claud Butler Olympic Sprint from 1952 that I own with a Major Taylor adjustable stem if anyone is interested in looking! (contact offline please) regards Griff King-Spooner (London UK)