Re: [CR]A new record? - and way early sales!

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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:40:53 -0400
From: "coel canth" <>
To: "Jan Heine" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]A new record? - and way early sales!
In-Reply-To: <a06230901c33d18a1aec4@>

what is the origin of this photograph ?? I'm a bit surprised there aren't more pictures from the Milan show when it was first shown there.. was it received as an important design then ?

regarding the later version on ebay; no one can recall seeing one for sale, but where else have people seen them ? i wonder how many are thought to be in existence...

andrei padlowski glen ridge, nj

One question I have is whether anybody ever has seen the very first
> prototype, without return spring and "twin-cable" actuation (in fact,
> one long cable that looped around the shift lever). We published a
> fuzzy photograph in the above-mentioned issue of BQ, but I have no
> idea where that derailleur is, and whether it is real or a replica.
> Are there any photos of one mounted on a bike? (It would be easy to
> identify, as two sets of cable housing exit the rear.) Does anybody
> know more?
> Jan Heine
> Editor
> Bicycle Quarterly
> 140 Lakeside Ave #C
> Seattle WA 98122