Re: [CR]Bicycle brand nicknames

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002)

From: "David Feldman" <>
To: "Janis Johnson" <>, "Classic Rendezvous" <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Bicycle brand nicknames
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 11:55:48 -0600

Around the same time there was a Mexican-made tubular about four steps cheesier than a Clement Elvezia, called a "Vulcano;" no guesses as to it's
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA

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From: Janis Johnson
To: Classic Rendezvous
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 1:03 PM
Subject: RE: [CR]Bicycle brand nicknames

> At the 1981 World Track Cycling Championships in Brno, Czechoslovakia
> I traded a very cool Brooklyn wool jersey to a Czech sprinter for four
> Barum sew-up tires. Fast forward to me riding up the Gavia Pass in Italy
> two weeks later, and KA-BLOOOOOOOM! That Barum tire...she BLEW!
> Then the other one..and another one. Then the last remaining tire.
> All four in one day. That's when I swore off Czech tubulars.
> When I arrived Stateside, my wise boyfriend at the time, PJ, informed me of
> Barum's
> reputation and their nickname. That Czech dude is probably still chuckling
> over that
> trade he made with the stoopid American girl.
> Jan Johnson
> Portola Valley, CA