Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Special - How To Mount You Cages 1934-5


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Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 09:52:46 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Special - How To Mount You Cages 1934-5
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Aldo Ross wrote:
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> Pic of the Day Special
> How To Mount Your Cages
> Pt.1 - 1934-1935
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> All the discussion about mounting bottle cages for use with aluminum bottles got me digging through the magazines for examples. Here are the first 7 photos, showing riders at the Tour de France in 1934 and 1935. More variety than I'd realized.
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> http://www.birfield.com/nuke/modules/gallery/album19
>
> Aldo Ross
> Blue Ball, Ohio

======================= Rene Vietto, no cages, 1935 TdF: http://www.birfield.com/nuke/modules/gallery/album19/Vietto35

Description: Rene Vietto wins the 6th stage of the 1935 TdF to Aix-Les-Bains. Vietto is one of the few riders who used no bottle cages that year, carrying bottles in rear pockets instead. From "Le Miroir des Sports" No.835, 13 July 1935. ========================

Great stuff Aldo!!!

Rene Vietto is credited with being the first to mount his bottle to the down tube. I've read that he also tried mounting his rear brake caliper to the front of the brake bridge and also mounting the rear caliper underneath the chain stay. Anyone else read this?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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