Re: [CR]Super Champion Gentleman 81 clincher rims


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Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 13:41:38 -0400
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From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Super Champion Gentleman 81 clincher rims


Folks might be interested in the origin of the Franglais term "gentleman."

This actually referred to an obscure type of racing occasionally seen in France. The event was a time trial for couples, with the woman generally drafting behind the man for the whole distance.

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