[CR]Now: Ninty-six inch fixed Was: Frame sizes in the 1890s


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 09:52:31 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Now: Ninty-six inch fixed Was: Frame sizes in the 1890s

Harvey Sachs wrote:
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> Well, my old Davis of Dayton triplet was 23-23-23, fully lugged, with steel cotterless cranks, no less. My memory is of 1 - 3/8" tube set, and a 96" fixed gear.

Ninty-six inch fixed:

"Martin seemed suddenly to wake up. He opened the kit bag and oiled his wheel, putting graphite on the chain and adjusting the bearings. Joe was halfway down to the saloon when Martin passed by, bending low over the handle-bars, his legs driving the ninety-six gear with rhythmic strength, his face set for seventy miles of road and grade and dust." --Martin Eden; Jack London.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA

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