Re: [CR]c. 1929/30 FONTAN BICYCLE OF PAU (TOUR DU FRANCE).Not suggesting anything, But the bicycle I have seems identicle to the bicycle he rode in 1930 looking at the photographs I have of him on riding. Next email will have photo's of the bicycle.
Tim Gunn (Director) The Old Bicycle Co. Cut Elms Farm, Aythorpe Roding, Near Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1PQ. United Kingdom.
----- Original Message ----- From: Jan Heine To: The Old Bicycle Co Cc: email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 4:02 PM Subject: Re: [CR]c. 1929/30 FONTAN BICYCLE OF PAU (TOUR DU FRANCE).
Are you suggesting that your bicycle might be the one Fontan rode in the Tour? That is an interesting thought, but I'd like more evidence to back it up than similarities to a historic photo.
Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 140 Lakeside Ave #C Seattle WA 98122 http://www.bikequarterly.com
At 3:56 PM +0000 11/8/06, The Old Bicycle Co wrote: The photo is apparently of Fontan in the 1930 tour. Which I believe the bicycle to date from. The bicycle has no signs of frame repairs. As for the story of his loss of yellow jersey, it seems to be that French artistic licence was liberally used.
Tim Gunn (Director)
The Old Bicycle Co.