Re: [CR] transport vs. sports cycling

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Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 11:00:23 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR] transport vs. sports cycling

In a message dated 6/7/2004 10:38:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
> The Dancing Chain describes how the toursits in France between the wars probably spawned many more innovations than the racers.

Having subscribed to Jan Heine's Vintage Bicycle Quarterly since its inception, I thought I understood that instead of tourists, it was actually the duraluminum or other industry that sponsored the many trials that spawned the innovations between the wars--primarily in the late 1930s. As I read the articles, I saw a trade between weight reduction and reliability--similar to the Aerospace industry. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL