Re: [CR]Vintage cyclometers timeline

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002)

In-Reply-To: <HBECIOPCNPKEJLCJBKNKMENLCMAA.dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
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Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 18:11:23 -0500
To: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>, "Classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage cyclometers timeline


David Bilenkey wrote:
>So I've read the rants and raves about the Avocet computers, if one were
>able to acquire good working Avocet units and fit them to bikes, what years
>are appropriate for which models of computers? For that matter what of
>cyclometers (mechanical as well)? What was in use in what years (as are
>appropriate for the list)?
>
>I too have found that I no longer bother with a computer on many of my
>bikes, and it's nice to have a 'clean' bike, but in the interests of 'period
>correct' I'm curious as to which, if any, cyclometers warrant placement on
>our fleets.

A couple of my classics have modern cyclecomputers mounted on the seatpost, under the saddle. That way they don't clutter up the handlebars, and I don't have to look at 'em while riding...but I still know how far I went and my max speed at the end of the ride. I run the pickup off the back wheel.

Daniel Artley wrote:
>I think the Huret belt drive odometer was available about '75, '76.

I have some of these NOS in stock, $24.95

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