Re: [CR]Vintage 1940s-50s Chinese lugged bikes

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

From: "ternst" <>
To: "Pete Geurds" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage 1940s-50s Chinese lugged bikes
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:54:09 -0700

It's not a novelty, All those Oriental bikes were copied at on time or another from the English 28" wheel roadster/tourister rod brake "push bikes". They were the most copied bikes in the world. When my wife and I were in Central Asia back in '85 the bikes we're speaking of were referred to as two wheel camels.for their transportation qualities
   from Alma Ata, Samarkand, to Bukhara, etc. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates CA USA

----- Original Message -----
From: Pete Geurds
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Vintage 1940s-50s Chinese lugged bikes

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> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:36 PM
> Subject: [CR]Vintage 1940s-50s Chinese lugged bikes
>>I was wondering if anyone has any interest in some vintage Chinese lugged
>> bicycles from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Apparently not many ever made it to
>> the
>> states and I have not read about anyone collecting them, but maybe that's
>> because there are not any over here to speak of. Anyways, I have a
>> friend
>> with a couple of them and would like to know if anyone wants to discuss
>> them. Maybe email me off list if you prefer. Some of the designs are
>> rather
>> unique, I think, such as the brake pads rubbing under the rim and pulling
>> up, rather than the sides as on most other bikes. I have some pics as
>> well
>> of this novelty.
>> -Dee Gordon
>> Los Angeles, CA
> Sounds familiar...............
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, Pa. USA