Re: [CR]answers to L.I. Trivia quiz

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 17:11:04 -0500
From: "dave" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]answers to L.I. Trivia quiz

>Its the moment that you all have been waiting for. Here are the answers
>to my Long Island Cycling Trivia Quiz.
>4 - What "Patriarch of Cycling" founded the Nassau Wheelman, promoted
>thousands of training races and helped hundreds of youngsters find their
>way in this sport? Hint: first he had a barber shop where he fixed bikes
>and later had a bike shop where you could get a haircut.
>Vito Perucci - 12 years ago when I opened my shop Vito gave me a good
>luck gift. A 40 tooth inch-pitch (=80 teeth in 1/2" pitch) bronze
>chainring from a stayer's bike (motor-pace) that was given to him by Alf
>Letourneur. You guys know who Letoureur was right?
>Jamie Swan - Long Island N.Y.


other parts of Jamie Swan's msg were deleted to save space...but here is something on Letourner:


...Things got really fast later on. On May 17,1941, Alfred Letourner zipped to 108.92 miles per hour behind a racing car at Bakersfield, California. Letourner rode a gear of 256.5, combining a microscopic six-tooth rear gear with a fifty-seven-tooth chainwheel which equals 12/144 1/2 inch pitchgear (1-inch pinch). On July 19, 1962, Jose Meiffret of France reached a fantastic 128 miles per hour behind a car on Germany's Autobahn." (1)

i also have enjoyed reading the msgs from Jamie Swan,


dave dickerson, austin, tx

(1) Sloane, Eugene A., "The All New Complete Book of Cycling,"
        Simon & Schuster, New York, 1980, p 368