Re: [CR]Classic La Prealpina Rack- SF Craigslist

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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 22:37:04 -0400
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Classic La Prealpina Rack- SF Craigslist
In-reply-to: <20060713014550.9587.qmail@web33201.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: dave martinez <dmart84815@yahoo.com>
References: <20060713014550.9587.qmail@web33201.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
cc: CR List <ClassicRendezvous@bikelist.org>

Yeoww Dave.

OK, first I'll turn this into a basic warning about all old stuff. It is old. It is way beyond any use envisioned by the engineer/builder. Use and buy at your own risk. If you are a risk taker, is descending at 60 mph as rational as when this stuff was new?

I need to think about this as to the La Pre Alpina rack. I was just about to throw the TANDEM on the rack rack this weekend. I have plenty of fresh QRs to try if one fits.

By the way, many cool bike swaps might be possible for the Bianchi Blue 1969 Alfa Romeo Berlina, I am Always Looking For Another.

Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ

dave martinez wrote:
> Hello Joe,
>
> Just got back from vacation... apologies for a late comment on this post.
>
> I'd exercise caution with the La Pre Alpina rack. I had one for many
> years (like Joe) and decided to pull it out of storage and mount it on
> our Chrysler Mini van.
> We were returning from the Great Western Bike Rally in Paso Robles,
> Ca., my 1968 Cinelli Special Corsa was on top. A sudden gust of wind
> hit our van and I heard a banging sound coming from the side of the
> van. To my horror, I saw my silver Cinelli dangling near the side
> window. At 70 mph I made for the minimal shoulder of the freeway. The
> QR on the La Pre Alpina rack had failed and the bike was just being
> kept from being bigrig fodder by a decomposing plastic strap which
> keeps the rear wheel in the wimpy tie tray.
> The La Pre Alpina rack is a very cool rack, and would be most
> appropriate on a Bianchi Blue 1969 Alfa Romeo Berlina. I would
> reccomend regular inspection of the rack or buying Yakima.
>
> Regards,
> Dave Martinez
> Fremont Ca
>
>
> */joebz@optonline.net/* wrote:
>
> I just adapted my old La Prealpina Rack to Subaru rails this past
> weeken
> d and I was impressed with the hardware. Someone needs to point out t
> o this fellow that no one has roof gutters anymore but I just
> bolted the
> rails side by side to the Subaru rails. I shelled out big money for t
> hat rack 30 years ago and it just sat once they started to change
> the ca
> rs.
>
> Anyone know where I can get a pair of the locks for the fork clamps? M
> el Pinto was the distributor. I had long ago lost the keys so I had to
> break off the locking tangs.
>
> Also, I have the gutter parts extra if any one would like them.
>
> http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/176429888.html
>
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Galen
>
> Date: Friday, July 7, 2006 7:12 am
> Subject: Re: [CR]1950TdF - But et Club Special Edition
> To: Aldo Ross , classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>
> > Aldo,
> >
>
> > Excellent contribution to the list. I am impressed by the
>
> > relative age of
>
> > the riders, compared to the youthfulness of today's riders.
>
> > Whether it is a
>
> > product of the post-war era (many of the young men were killed
>
> > or disabled)
>
> > or the working-class status of bike racing then, as opposed to
>
> > the celebrity
>
> > status that sports figures have currently, the young faces are
>
> > the exception
>
> > in 1950. Any idea what the relative salaries for a team leader
>
> > and
>
> > domestique were 50 years ago, compared to today?
> >
>
> > Galen Poole
> > Jackson, MS
> > ----- Original Message -----
>
> > From: "Aldo Ross"
>
> > To:
>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:30 PM
> > Subject: [CR]1950TdF - But et Club Special Edition
> >
>
> >
>
> > > Coverage of the 1950 Tour de France
> > > "But et Club" Edition Sp├ęciale
> > >
> > > It's morning... you climb out of bed, shower, shave,
> dress,
>
> > and head out
> > > for breakfast. On the way you stop at the newsstand and
>
> > purchase the
> > > special edition of "But et Club", featuring pictures of al
> l of the
> > > riders listed to start the 1950 Tour de France.
> > >
> > > Here's your very own copy to print-out for reference during
>
> > the race:
> > >
> > > http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album302
> > >
> > > Aldo Ross
> > > Middletown, Ohio
> > >
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