Re: [CR]Velox

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 08:57:35 -0500
From: <mrndlmn@toad.net>
To: chris ioakimedes <chriseye@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Velox
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Hello Chris,

In addition to my circa 1948-52 Drysdale track bike (courtesy of Larry Black) I have a Velox which qualifies as a "none of the above". It's a late '30's white Velox track bike commonly known as the Velox White Flier. Wood wheels tied and soldered on Paramount "telephone dial" high flange hubs with single tube tires. Titan adjustible stem and bars. Old Brooks saddle. French "Bowden Touriste" clamp-on brake on the front fork, rather simple lugs etc.

This bike was purchased from "a very old man who rode it in the olympics." I frankly doubt that. The earliest the bike could have competed in the Olympic Games was the 1936 Berlin games but the Paramount hubs are later than that and the next Olympic Games were held in 1945. I can't see anyone riding a wood wheeled bike in the 1945 Olympics.

I'll post some pictures in a couple of days.

Best regards, Martin Needleman Annapolis, MD

Quoting chris ioakimedes <chriseye@comcast.net>:
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> Seeing the Velox Ace on Ebay, reminded me to finish my Velox page. It is
> now online and can be viewed at
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> http://www.fattiretrading.com/velox.html
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> Chris Ioakimedes
> http://www.fattiretrading.com
> Fairfax California
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