In a message dated 2/10/2003 10:37:31 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Ya whippersnapper ya. Hell, nothing has been made worth the powder to
> blow it up since about 1955! I say we cut the list at 1955 and be done
> with it!
> Chuck "Maryilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch (1955), mmmm" Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California
Chuckee, et. al. Sorry, if you cut off the list too soon, you'll miss some great period pieces. Here's a mag that I'll bring- inside there's a feature and foto spread featuring a 14lb Jackson, and three other superbikes, road and track The unit on the cover is classic as well- the TA crank, Cromoly lugless frame, forged dropouts The only things disturbing is the idiot-sticks ('stention leevers) the twin-stik shifters, the 34-tooth inch-pitch large rear cluster, and enormous pie plate.
Newer ones had Nervar cranks with 54t bigrings. Note the TA chainguard. We stuck a nice pair of wheels on one, installed a small Dura Ace/Crane RD, smaller cluster, and a clasmp-on DT leverset - got 'er to about 21 and change in my size. This was the model (of bike) just below the Paramount and was just two lb more. Sorry, even the cover bike to me was an interesting piece of history and those of you that poopoo this type of milestone are missing something. I'll betcha there are many here among us that feel that the Sports Tourer was getting close to something. I am not responsible for any inuendos and comments that follow this posting- it's sure to start a thread- although it's close to threadless Larry Black College Park, Md <A HREF="http://ebay.com/<blah> Playboy Aug 71 - PB's First Pro F'ball Review</A>