[CR]Early record holders

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From: "chris ioakimedes" <chriseye@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2003 14:59:24 +0000
Subject: [CR]Early record holders

Hello Neill and others,

I don't have any info, yet, on Mr. Lemon, but I do have an article entitled The World Awheel. The story of the bicycle. From Munsey's magazine May 1896. In the article is a picture of Harry Libby of Lodi Ca. Holder of the Long Distance Record between New York and San Francisco. In the picture of him on his bike, hanging off the back of his belt is a long revolver. It is a great article on the history and development of the bike. It includes a section on tires which mentions singletubes "It is now made in two distinct types, the single tube and the double tube, each of which has its champions who maintain the superiority of their respective favorites". I'd like to learn more about Mr. Lemon, Libby and others. Do you know Mr. Lemons route? Also I liked seeing your Goat site, I sold a couple of his bikes in my store, ands would like to have one of his early models, the one with the oval tubes and cast fork crown, for my collection.

Chris Ioakimedes

Fairfax California Hi Has anyone any knowledge of Charles Fisher Lemmon (spelling is correct, I got it from his Grandson) who held the record, I believe, for the fastest time from L.A. to San Francisco.........way back, about 1897, I think.

All leads appreciated. A google search has turned up nothing. Thanks.

===== Neill Currie, Portland, Me 04102, USA. The Mountain Goat website is at:


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