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


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: fred_rednor@yahoo.com, swampmtn@siscom.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of Day 25th May Belgian Chase 1935
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 11:32:05 -0400


Original Message: ----------------- From: Fred Rafael Rednor fred_rednor@yahoo.com Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:46:11 -0700 (PDT) To: swampmtn@siscom.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of Day 25th May Belgian Chase 1935

ISo 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? Cheers, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia

"Shorties" are useful in keeping mud, muck and mire off your brakes and also from encrusting the underside of your saddle (this is why Brooks used to sell those composite saddle "undershields"). But they are indeed not much help in keeping the rider dry and tidy. Let alone the chap trying to pass you from behind. Indeed, they do a dandy job of directing a perfect spray of crud.

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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