RE: [CR]Re: Old & new

(Example: Books)

From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Re: Old & new
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 08:36:51 -0700

Mark Poore
> It never ceases to amaze me, particularly with bikes, what might seem
> new and innovative had been thought of long ago.

My favorite example of this (pardon me if I've mentioned it here before) is the aerodynamic disc wheels shown and described in "Bicycles and Tricycles" by Archibald Sharp, published in 1896. The purpose is explicitly stated as aerodynamics, and the front wheel is a sort of 4-spoke, or a disc with 4 big holes in it, to reduce the effect on steering from cross-winds.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, Wa