The long-handled version of the cambio Corsa was not just for touring bikes...
Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio Etats Unis
Archive-URL: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.asp?Filename=classicrendezvous.10707.0811.eml From: Hughethornton(AT)aol.com Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:15:21 EDT Subject: Re: [CR]Atala outing
This Atala appears to have the long control levers, which I had heard were more of a touring setup. This makes sense in that the rider would be in a higher position and not want to reach down to the shorter levers which would be more natural for a racer.
Hugh Thornton Cheshire, England
In a message dated 18/07/2007 18:56:02 GMT Standard Time, artlink(AT)columnssanantonio.com writes:
Italian ebay has on offer an interesting Atala with Campag. cambio a due leve #200127811935 now at Eur$250, ships worldwide. No relation to seller. Art Link,San Antonio,TX,USA
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From: Jan Heine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Mitch Harris" <email@example.com>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: history rewritten on Versus TV
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:58:10 -0700
> At 9:41 AM -0600 7/20/07, Mitch Harris wrote:
> > finally permitted in the Tour de France in
> >1937. Racers back then mostly used the Osgear Super
> Champion. >
> >(paragraph removed)
> >The parallelogram derailleur seems to have been invented
> that year >
> >Which year?
> Sorry about that. I added a paragraph between the TdF
> mention and the Nivex. The Nivex was patented in 1937 and
> entered production in 1938. The first review of the Nivex
> that I have found was in Cyclotourisme 7/1938. That issue
> also contained an ad that stressed the constant chain gap
> of the Nivex, a feature that still is considered paramount
> for consistent shifting across the gear range.
> Jan Heine
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