Re: [CR]re: British derailleurs...and KOF efforts


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 05:55:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: British derailleurs...and KOF efforts
To: B50@veloemail.com, tom.ward@juno.com
In-Reply-To: <20050802025524.763C4A2D@dm20.mta.everyone.net>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

One question. The first article is dated 1951, but discusses the Super 60, which the second article, dated May 1960, says was recenty introduced. Should one presume the first article is actually from 1961, rather than 1951?

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Michael Toohey <B50@veloemail.com> wrote: Tom wrote: "My own wishful thinking would like to have seen a Cyclo built on double-parallelogram lines (did they even experiment?)"

I've just fitted a Cyclo Benelux (Birmingham) Super 60 to an unknown English frame with the required Cyclo dropout with hanger; far superior to a campy Gran Sport IMHO. Moreover, the Super 60 (produced in 1960 and 61 I think) seems to be an inspiration for those 80s/90s Mavic derailleurs. Compare them side by side and they are remarkably similar in many respects except materials.

Having said all this, I haven't tried the Super 60 out just yet. Soon it'll all be together.

These two articles tell a bit about this gear:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British/Wearwell_51_test.htm http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British/Mal_Rees_txt1.htm

Got to admit, I love this patriotic quote from the Wearwell test. "I must confess that I was rather pleased to see a bicycle of this quality which has been made throughout in Britain. Obviously it has not needed to resort to components manufactured on the continent in order to sell well."