Fwd: Re: [CR]Path racer kit

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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:03:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Art Link" <artlink@columnssanantonio.com>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [CR]Path racer kit
To: classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Thanks, Joe. Two of the frames do have fender eyelets and are thus probably of the road/path variety. Art Link,San Antonio,TX,USA

John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net> wrote: Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 13:56:03 -0400 To: classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net> Subject: Re: [CR]Path racer kit

At 10:07 AM 31/10/2007 -0700, Art Link wrote:
>I have several 1940's-50's path racer frames I am planning to build up. All have rear opening "track" dropouts. Back in the day,were any of these ever kitted out with Sturmey Archer hubs? This would give me more options.

I'm sure there are folks kere, like Hilary, who know a lot more about this than me, but here's my 2 cents.

As I understand it, the old British term "path" is the same as "track". These would only be ridden on velodromes with a fixed gear and no brakes. There were also road/path bikes, which would have provision for fitting brakes and fenders so they could also be ridden on the road for training. The latter could possibly also have used a hub gear.

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