Re: [CR]Curt Harnett and his 151BCD chainrings

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Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 10:14:41 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Curt Harnett and his 151BCD chainrings
References: <000501c5b0a7$888f0af0$0c0110ac@D7FBDM41> wrote:
> David Benson posted about Canadian sprinter Curt Harnett :
> >Incidentally, Canadian sprinter Curt Harnett used 151 chainrings right
> >through his >career which ended with a bronze medal at the '96 Olympics. He
> >still holds the World >Record for the Flying 200m, set in 1995 on a lugged
> >steel bike.
> Which of course begs the question : Which pattern chainring bolts did he use ?
> Brev. or Patent ?
> Regards,
> Mike Fabian in foggy cold San Francisco

It was rumored back then that Curt was very superstitious and that he had used both. What isn't known (now lost to history) is what the mix (ratio) was of the Brev. and Patent chainring bolts.

Can anyone shed more light on this little known or talked about rumor?

1 Brev. to 4 Patent ? 2 Brev. to 3 Patent ? 3 Brev. to 2 Patent ? 4 Brev. to 1 Patent ?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California