[CR]Re: Dale's CR 1983 cut-off date rationale

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From: Ben Kamenjas <bici_pimp@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 11:40:42 +1100
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Dale's CR 1983 cut-off date rationale

On 07/11/2005 Ken Wehrenberg of Hermann, MO wrote:
> French publication LeCycle's issue #339 recently was a 30 years
> commemoration, focusing on the cycling world from 1975 to the present.
> I would highly recommend a copy as there is really a lot in there for
> CR folk. I think the issue clarifies in my mind some of the reasons
> Dale has held fast to the 1983 date for the topicality of this list.
> In 1975, Frenchman Bernard Thevenet won the Tour and the featured ride
> in the issue is Col de L'Izoard which he climbed with the 42 mated to
> 13-15-17-19-21-23 and these gears only after his team coach suggested
> this to him after a car trip up the day before. Highly different from
> the microprocessed data Lance's team has become known for and
> successful at making use of. For perspective: Thevenet's Tour win
> occurred just after Microsoft was created Apr 4, 1975. There are
> color photos with a lot of close-ups of the winning Peugeot when
> Thevenet won again in 1977. This was no rebadged Masi! 10.1 kg/22.3
> lbs. Retrofriction levers.
> Products in this anniversary issue have a decidedly retro bent:
> Marcarini's reissued (in Comforto fabric) Molteni and Peugeot jerseys,
> a toy car with wheels and bikes all over it-- the Mavic yellow and red
> diamond logo on the Service des Courses Renault, new Brooks Swallow,
> and "il cavatappi BIG"-- the way to toast 30 years with a wood-boxed
> Campagnolo corkscrew!
> To make the CR timeline case for Dale, 1984 marks a time of many
> converging changes in the cycling world, technologically and
> otherwise. For example, Bernard Tapie diversifies his activity and
> ski fixations are transferred to pedals. And it wasn't just Look's
> white and black PP 65, but a tidal wave: Christol/Podio, Manalo and
> Bouchet. Two of the grand tours were won on these systems and
> clipless took the sport by storm. 1984 also saw Moser using the
> Rythmostat and Greg Lemond using the Avocet, first small
> multifunctional bike computer. Late '83 showed the Bell V1Pro, the
> first helmet of its type. Also new for '84: Michelin Bib TS 19 Pro,
> Mavic GP40, Shimano DuraAce 7400 6 speed cassette SIS, and the Sidi
> Revolution's first use of velcro.

Really ???? Hmmmm .......

And all this time I thought it had something to do with the opening of the first Hooters restaurant(?) !!!

from their website ...... "" In 1983, six fun-loving businessmen, with no experience in the restaurant industry, opened a Clearwater, FL joint with girls in orange shorts, chicken wings as the feature item, and an owl in the logo.""

I'll spare you guys (and gals) the rest. (Florida huh? Who woulda thunk ;) )


Ben Kamenjas Bondi Beach, Australia

p.s. So .. what's the logic Dale ?? Bikes not ..... ??