[CR]Vintage bicycle literature

(Example: Bike Shops)

From: "Louis Schulman" <louiss@gate.net>
To: "CR BIKE LIST" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 20:07:41 -0500 (EST)
In-Reply-To: <E18aSsW-0000VQ-00@granger.mail.mindspring.net>
Subject: [CR]Vintage bicycle literature

I was reading my copy of "Complete Bicycle Book- '72 Buyer's Guide", which contains many gems. In fact, the Guide contains a plethora of misinformation.

For example, on page 74, is a picture of a saddle mounted on a bicycle with the nose pointing up about 30 degrees. The caption: "Properly adjusted saddle tilts up at front to split weight distribution equally between arms and legs."

Well, something will certainly get split...

There are many such gems. I think this goes a long way toward explaining the number of "only ridden once" classic bicycles on eBay.

Louis Schulman Tampa, Florida (where it rained this afternoon, ruining my ride)