Subject: [CR]Verma 'quick releases' for solid axles
I am not familiar with the Verma units and would dearly love to see one.
I am familiar with a French QR unit and obtained some samples from the factory. I will probably remember the name of the French manufacturer after I send this posting.
Oscar Junar of American Cyclery in San Francisco had some American thread on QR's that were very nicely made and were finished with nickle plate. Oscar had no idea when they were made, but knowing how much I was fascinated by them, he had the thoughtfulness to give then to me when he sold his shop.
I drew some new designs for these QR's using the best aspects of the French and American units. Suzue accepted the project and made some for me but the units were never produced in volume. Hopes for sales to car rack manufacturers did not materialize as expected.
As mentioned, I'd be very interested to see the Verma QR's in person or by a photo. Perhaps Raoul will oblige at some point as he appears to have been as fascinated by them as I have been.