Re: [CR]interesting article on the evolution of the deraileur in Italian


From: "Aldo Ross" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
To: "chris ioakimedes" <chriseye@hotmail.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <BAY2-F3KnEuHOEHJ6ab00013125@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]interesting article on the evolution of the deraileur in Italian
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 08:40:22 -0400


Bartali's bike in the '49 Tour used a Cervino rear mech with a 4-speed freewheel, and a (Simplex?) front mech with two chainrings. Coppi's bike had (Simplex?) mechs front and rear, again with 4-speed freewheel, so they both had "8-speed" drivetrain.

Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio


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From: chris ioakimedes
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Subject: [CR]interesting article on the evolution of the deraileur in


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> OK so a friend of mine told be that Coppi coverted to the more modern deraileur before Bartali, as is evident from a picture that I have of the 49 Tour, so Bartali had a 2 speed and Coppi had 4? This reminds me of the 1983 discussion. Has anyone out there ridden the earlier 2 speed type? Is it easy to change gears without stopping? From what I've read, you have to move the rear axle and backpeddle? http://www.chiamamicitta.com/n316/pirroni.htm
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> Life is better on a bicycle that behind a computer screen.

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> Chris Ioakimedes

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> Los Angeles