re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Lowie and Christiaens 1938...cycling caps?


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Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 11:05:39 -0500
From: L Travers <lat7575@swbell.net>
Organization: CV-6 Enterprises
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Lowie and Christiaens 1938...cycling caps?


Interesting pic to me. Some of the equipment looks almost crude (brake levers) in comparison to other items (brake calipers).

But what I am really curious about is cycling caps. Why were they worn? Who "invented" them? I could maybe see wearing them on cold days, but they are worn on hot days in many instances. Did they really serve a function? I wore one a few times in my younger days "just because" but cannot say I thought it offered any advantage other than to add to the illusion that I knew what I was doing. LOL.

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Lynn Travers
Hazelwood, MO