[CR]Vietto's bottle cages


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From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <000c01c457a5$52f932a0$6cf9fea9@j4g1x1> <40D7206B.9D5D1585@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 13:04:12 -0400
Subject: [CR]Vietto's bottle cages

I don't have much on 1937 and 1938 (yet) but by 1939 Vietto had indeed mounted a cage on the downtube. I'll post those pics tomorrow, but here's a sneak-peak!

http://www.birfield.com/nuke/modules/gallery/aldoross/Vietto39

(click on pic for larger version)

Aldo Ross
Blue Ball, Ohio


----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Special - How To Mount You Cages 1934-5



> Aldo Ross wrote:
> >
> > Pic of the Day Special
> > How To Mount Your Cages
> > Pt.1 - 1934-1935
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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

>

> .