[CR]Now: Toothed dropouts Was: Ideale 90 Colnago saddle

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 12:39:59 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <20030628191839.45810.qmail@web13708.mail.yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR]Now: Toothed dropouts Was: Ideale 90 Colnago saddle

Scott Davis wrote:
> (cut) I'm wondering what
> you'd call the guy who filed off the teeth on my
> otherwise original 1940s Bianchi Folgore tipo
> Bianchi/Cambio Corsa drop-outs???

The old tymers (now gone) that I talked to that had these bikes in California in the early 1950s said they couldn't file the teeth off their Cambio Corsa/Paris-Roubaix dropouts fast enough to braze on a derailleur tab and affix a sparkly new Gran Sport. Sentimentally doesn't figure into the equation when you're racing and your racing bike is no longer current, I guess.

Different times and different sensibilities...

Chuck Schmidt L.A.