[CR]Re: What do you think were great cycling innovations?

Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli

Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 08:27:34 -0800
From: JJ & KK <designzero@earthlink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODj03oHMwVN0000418b@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: What do you think were great cycling innovations?

Mick Butler wrote:

Well here is my two-twopenn'orth for what its worth. Quick release wheels, quick release brakes, Suntour derailleurs ease of changing and you can get the mech off without unriveting the chain and finally Grab-On foam for the bars. Whats yours?

Mick & all-

After having fought with cottered cranks when I was 10 years old, when I saw cotterless alloy cranks when I was 11, I thought that was GREAT! Made since to me, but I wondered how they got the taper into the arm so perfectly. The curse of having an industrial designer as a father.

I also wanted a Titanium framed Sting Ray when I was 9, but that is off topic. I did get to ask about it though, the fellow who could do it said sure, but the material would cost $500., This was in 1969.

John Jorgensen
Palos Verdes Ca