Re: [CR] Bike Cult Site , drilled fork tips


Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 08:54:45 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Bike Cult Site , drilled fork tips
References: <5c604f5c5a4e.5c5a4e5c604f@icomcast.net>


Mara & Steven Maasland wrote:
>
> All this talk of the fork drop-outs that are drilled out brings up
> another interesting piece of Campagnolo history. The first Campagnolo
> drop-outs with adjuster screws came out in the early 50's. Does anybody
> know who has the patent for such drop-out screws? I don't think it was
> a Campagnolo idea.

My 1897 Duquesne Special (Pittsburg, PA) has track style rear facing dropouts with adjusting screws. It's a fixed gear road bike... the freewheel had barely been invented around this time.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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