Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Biagioni's Ganna 1951


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Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 08:54:12 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Biagioni's Ganna 1951
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Aldo Ross wrote:
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> Pic of the Day
> 8th June
> Serafino Biagioni's Ganna, TdF, 1951
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> Nice view of Italian rider Serafino Biagioni and his Ganna bike, on their way to wearing the yellow jersey, stage 5, 1951 Tour de France. Note the brazed-on single shift lever, l-o-n-g thorn catcher mounted on back brake. From "But et Club - le Miroir des Sports" No.302, 9 July 1951.
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> http://www.birfield.com/nuke/modules/gallery/album17/biagioni51
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> Aldo Ross
> Blue Ball, Ohio

I like the touches like the tape on the brake levers for better grip and the tape holding the cable housing to the top tube and the gonfleur to the down tube for security! I wonder if the spare under the saddle is wrapped in a French newspaper or Italian?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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