[CR]F1 Racer

To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Steve Leitgen <sleitgen@charter.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 18:50:22 -0600
Subject: [CR]F1 Racer

In the early 80s when BMX was peaking there was a push (unsuccessful) to race what they called F1. It was a criterium bike with 20" wheels. The concept was to road race in small areas like mall parking lots. Hopefully getting kids who were BMX racers interested in road racing. A couple of manufacturers were involved. I test road a titanium machine from (I believe) Merlin. All I remember was that it was wickedly fast and a lot of fun. 6 speed weighed about 10 lbs.

Does this jog any memories? Any of those bikes still out there? Should be on topic, I remember it from '82.

Steve Leitgen
La Crosse, WI