Re: [CR] Why wing nuts? Calling Bob Hanson and Aldo Ross...

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From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, "classic rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Why wing nuts? Calling Bob Hanson and Aldo Ross...
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 22:07:02 -0400
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According to the pictures, the final year for wing nuts in the Tour de France was 1954. Does this coincide with the introduction of Simplex's own quick release hubsets?

Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio
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> From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
> To: "classic rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 5:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR] Why wing nuts? Calling Bob Hanson and Aldo Ross...
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>> Bob Hanson wrote:
>>
>>> As a bicycle racer Tulio Campagnolo had a terrible experience fighting
>>> with
>>> his wheel wing nuts in freezing temperatures. By 1930, he had
>>> perfected his
>>> patented quick release skewer system - which has remained essentially
>>> unchanged ever since. One would think everyone would want to adopt
>>> that newest
>>> technology. So, why did we still see wing nuts on even top level
>>> racing bikes
>>> for many more years?
>>
>>
>>
>> Bob, I was wondering when you say "for many more years" what years are
>> you referring to exactly?
>>
>> Also, I would like to hear what Aldo Ross has to say since he has
>> studied the the contemporary magazines so closely. Aldo, what was the
>> last pro race you've seen photos of with wing nuts on the pros bikes?
>>
>> Chuck Schmidt
>> South Pasadena, CA USA
>> http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)