[CR]Re: Harry Quinn touring model

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Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 21:20:01 +1100
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Michael McGrath <accent@swiftdsl.com.au>
Subject: [CR]Re: Harry Quinn touring model

Thanks for the input Jerry,

"What I found interesting was the post over the weekend about a Harry Quinn touring model. Unfortunately, the link to photos didn't work for me. I"ve never seen a Quinn toring model, rather always the small rake, short wheelbase racing frames he is known for. Regards, Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX"

All I can say is that when I bought the bike in 1974 it had what could only have been the original paint job, a bit tatty, but clearly marked as Harry Quinn. I was told by better informed cyclists that Harry made the long wheelbase models specially for long-distance riding and they were really a lightweight, top end racing/touring bike. The Nervex lugs and double butted tubing gives me confidence in this.

The serial number is: 59c 30 64ยบ 0222 E38 if that makes sense to anyone I'd be happy to know.

Cheers Michael

PS, Michael Butler might remember that I've been hunting high and low for a pair of suitable 27" front forks for this frame for several years. No joy yet, though I have a builder in the North of England who promises he can make a compatible set.

-- Michael McGrath

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