Re: [CR]Was: dating switch from 5 to 6 speed, now 7-11 team?

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Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 03:09:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: dating switch from 5 to 6 speed, now 7-11 team?
To: Todd Kuzma <>,,
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I believe Heiden rode with 7-11 only rather briefly, maybe only one or two seasons, shortly after his great Olympic skating triumphs. I think his presence was mostly to gain publicity for the team and 7-11 Corp. He was a competent but ordinary pro cyclist.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Todd Kuzma <> wrote: on 8/5/04 7:20 PM, at wrote:
> Wow! I am bad on dates but Eric H was definitely there at that Stage race and
> it doesn't seem that it was in the 1980s. Seems like 7-11 was in 76-77 but
> what-the-hell-do-I-know. Ha! So we had 5 speeds that late? Shows what a low
> budget outfit we had.
> One of us will surely know when 7-11 started!?

I saw the 7-11 team at the Chicago Cycling Classic in 1980, but I don't believe that Heiden was with the team. I recall seeing the Stetina brothers. I think John Howard skipped the race, but I believe Sean Kelly was there.

I saw the crit around the Art Institute. It was won by a certain Greg Lemond.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery
LaSalle, IL