[CR]Re: Subject: Re: [BOB] Bleriot or Kogswell Porteur?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Campagnolo)

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Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 06:15:23 -0800
To: "michael burdge" <ibisss@hotmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Jan Heine" <heine93@earthlink.net>
Subject: [CR]Re: Subject: Re: [BOB] Bleriot or Kogswell Porteur?

>I am sure I was misreading this, but it seems to me that this
>description has the porteur with BOTH horizontal and vertical
>dropouts--which certainly sounds versatile, but hard to imagine....
>Michael Burdge

Yes, a typo. Sorry about that. The Porteur prototype has horizontal dropouts.

That said, there was a Hetchins in the 1930s that had both horizontal and vertical dropouts on the same frame. In the British tradition of "versatility," you could use that frame for everything including track racing. It was not a success.

Jan Heine, Seattle
Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
c/o Il Vecchio Bicycles
140 Lakeside Ave, Ste. C
Seattle WA 98122