Re: [CR]Pic of Day 25th May Belgian Chase 1935

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Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:46:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of Day 25th May Belgian Chase 1935
To: Aldo Ross <>,
In-Reply-To: <003101c44252$90064ce0$6cf9fea9@j4g1x1>

I noticed that the rider at the front of this group (either Jules Lowie or Vervaecke, depending on whether Aldo was listing then right-to-left or vice versa) has a "mini fender" mounted over his front wheel. They are regularly deprecated and described as useless. Nevertheless, I've often seen them in race photos from this period and even on a couple of older unrestored bikes.

So the question is, when was the use of the short fender/mudguard totally abandoned on racing bikes? Also, considering the direction in which a tire rotates, are there _any_ circumstances in which they served a useful purpose?
          Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia

--- Aldo Ross wrote:

> Pic of the Day

\r?\n> 25th May

\r?\n> Belgian Chase


\r?\n> (Morgan Fletcher has been kind enough to provide space on his

\r?\n> server for

\r?\n> "Pic of the Day". This should provide a steady alternative

\r?\n> for archiving

\r?\n> these pics. Thanks Morgan!)




\r?\n> Tour de France, 1935, stage 16.


\r?\n> Alarm in the Belgian team as Jules Lowie (individuel),

\r?\n> Sylvere Maes, Romain

\r?\n> Maes, and Felicien Vervaecke try to chase-down Italians

\r?\n> Ambrogio Morelli and

\r?\n> Orlando Teani.


\r?\n> >From "Le Miroir Des Sports" No840, 25 Juillet 1935.


\r?\n> Aldo Ross

\r?\n> Blue Ball, Ohio