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

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Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 13:18:27 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Curt Harnett and his 151BCD chainrings
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Chuck Schmidt wrote:
> 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 ?
> 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 ?

Knowing the ratio is only the tip of the issue. You must also know the pattern in which they were installed. Was there one "Patent" opposite the crankarm? Did the Brevs and Patents alternate? Inquiring minds need to know!


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA