Re:[CR] Continental Oval vs. Imperial Oval


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From: gpvb1@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re:[CR] Continental Oval vs. Imperial Oval
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 19:07:18 +0000


Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 11:21:26 -0700 (PDT) From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR] (New) Continental Oval vs. Imperial Oval

> When did Reynolds introduce the 29 x 16 fork blade? > > If this was originally described as 'Continental > Oval', surely it is to differentiate from the round > or D-shaped blades which were common in Britain. > David, To be honest, by the time I started seriously looking at this stuff, all I recall are the 29 x 16mm blades (which I think are really elliptical.) Actually, that's not quite true. There were the round blades but I remember seeing those on bikes at the Kissena Park Velodrome in New York. Then again, it was so long ago and I was too young to really appreciate what I was seeing, much less commit it to memory... Cheers, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

About 1976 (per e-RICHIE, earlier this morning). The NOS tubing that I have, which was purchased directly from Reynolds in 1974, has the early (Imperial) blades....
Greg Parker
Dexter, Michigan