Re: [CR]CR: Vintage Bicycle Racing Newsletter Backissues Available! + "Bike Tech" Question..


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 00:12:44 -0800
To: hersefan@comcast.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "K. A. Thomas" <kthomas@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]CR: Vintage Bicycle Racing Newsletter Backissues Available! + "Bike Tech" Question..
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Sounds like a great project - count me in! To all other list members...whatever happened to "Bike Tech"? Are there reprints or back issues around? I loved it while it was around - but got pulled away from the bike in that period of time. Thought it was a brilliant publication whilst I was getting it. Updates and info appreciated. I know it would likely be a huge copyright violation - depending on who had the rights - but someone out there must have a full set! Cough 'em up! Scan 'em! The Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter and Bike Tech ought to be available as huge pdf's to span the decades to come on digital media that is impervious to rot, water damage, silverfish, etc..

Kirk A. Thomas Arcadia CA

At 06:13 PM 1/14/06 +0000, hersefan@comcast.net wrote:
>I've had a request for backissues to the defunct newsletter I used to
>write - the Vintage Racing Bicycle Newsletter. I published this when I
>owned Bicycle Classics Inc. many years ago. The newsletter was started at
>the begining of 1994 and ran through 1999. The articles were pretty
>crude, the graphic quality was terrible, the spelling even worse. But it
>retrospect the newsletters track the development of our hobby in its early
>days. There were 17 issues (I think, I only have through 17), each about
>10 pages long (including the mailing page).
>
>I'm thinking of reproducing these - some of which will look even worse
>then they originally did due to second generation reprints.
>
>But - if your not scared away, and you want early articles on things like
>Masi, Confente, Herse, Austro Daimler, Hetchins, frame construction,
>Campagnolo stuff, and articles from some of the well known folks who
>frequent the CR list, please email me.
>
>I think I would reprint the pile, and sell it as a big bound volume (about
>190 pages) and charge about $30 or so.
>
>If interested, please email me, so that I can figure if/how many to run.
>
>Also, there were some folks who may not have taken up the offers to redeem
>unused portions of subscriptions for cash or parts when publication
>ceased. If you are owed anything from then (5 years ago), let me know and
>hopefully I can make it up to you with reprints or something else.
>
>Mike Kone in Boulder CO