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

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Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 13:12:59 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR] What do you think were great cycling innovations?
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Michael Butler wrote:
> Hello everyone went out for a ride with Mark my son on
> the tandem trike today and met up with some cycling
> mates for a lunchtime beer (Top Totty wonderful).
> Anyway the conversation went this way what do you
> think have been the best cycling innovations which
> have made a real difference to you.
> 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?

I've always liked those SunTour derailleurs for that reason. It's a shame that feature seems to have gotten lost on modern equipment.

I think Campy's cam quick release on the brake is one of the loveliest innovations. And let's not forget the pneumatic tire, either!

Braze on front derailleurs have to be one of the silliest, though.

John (
Appleton WI USA