Re: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bikebuilder'squalitybeingajoke


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From: "sam Lingo" <samclingo@hotmail.com>
To: pariscyclesuk@hotmail.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bikebuilder'squalitybeingajoke
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 03:46:46 +0000


Gormully's did indeed have fancy lugs--I call that maker G&Js for short.They sold their bicycle line around 1903 to Pope when G&J started american motors corp.Pre 1900 American bikes were as good as could be found anyplace in the world.Dayton(huffy) built a cro-moly as early as 36 maybe earlier.By 1910 motors were our fancy,so bicycles took a big hit in the states till 1970

sam lingo pleasanton tx


>From: "Mick Butler" <pariscyclesuk@hotmail.com>
>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: Re: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bikebuilder'squalitybeingajoke
>Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2004 15:21:00 +0000
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>Hi all,
>American bicycles are held in high esteem in the UK. Especially the
>early makers such as Gormully & Jeffrey, Eagle, Overman, Pope,
>Dayton, Iver Johnson, Ranger and those stunning Schwinn track irons.
>Didn't Gormully's fit fancy lugs or lug extensions way back in
>1900's on their Rambler?
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>Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.