Re: [CR] Hacksawn Dropouts: A Smoking Gun?


Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 22:38:51 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Hacksawn Dropouts: A Smoking Gun?
References: <244640-22004256214353463@M2W095.mail2web.com> <005001c3ed1d$b3f94c40$22e0fea9@man>


"P.C. Kohler" wrote:
>
> Parts bin cycle manufacture has been a factor for so long, it's worth
> recalling when Raleigh could make pretty much everything used in something
> as complex as a bicycle. Peugeot never quite achieved this but you could
> buy, at the same time as your PX-10, an electric kettle, pepper grinder and
> electric drill, all from the same company if not factory. But at least the
> bike was resolutely FRENCH. Just like every bit of my 1950s Raleigh were
> BRITISH. Er, actually ENGLISH.

In the late 70s and early 1980s Peugeot proudly proclaimed that it used the most Reynolds tubing of any bike manufacturer in the world.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California