Re: [CR]Viking in the Tour of Britain

(Example: Framebuilders:Masi)

Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 06:53:19 -0400
From: "Phil Sieg" <triodelover@comcast.net>
To: ray green <greenjersey@ntlworld.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Viking in the Tour of Britain
References: <20070821083203.TMQZ219.aamtaout01-winn.ispmail.ntl.com@smtp.ntlworld.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070821083203.TMQZ219.aamtaout01-winn.ispmail.ntl.com@smtp.ntlworld.com>
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

ray green wrote:
> Viking Cycles seems to have had an imaginative marketing department in claiming four victories in the ToB. This includes, presumably, the team race in 1959 which is claimed in a contemporary advertisment. In fact Belgium won the team classement however "the whole Belgian team rode Viking Severn valley framesets"! Pretty neat trick for a trade team to claim the team win in a race exclusively for national and regional teams.
> ray green, brighton, sussex
>
> Well, their imagination ran rampant in the '60s, for I hold in my hand a seat tube transfer that claims 5 "firsts" in the Tour of Britain, which matches the ST transfer on my unrestored frame. See transfer BC7 here <http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/NICK_AT_LLOYDS/decals.htm>.

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Phil Sieg
Knoxville, Tennessee
USA