Dick Swann, was Re: [CR]Wired-on vs. clincher

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Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:02:27 -0400
From: Harvey Sachs <hmsachs@verizon.net>
Subject: Dick Swann, was Re: [CR]Wired-on vs. clincher
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, chuckschmidt@earthlink.net

Gentlemen (and ladies) - I believe that Mr. Swann is no longer with us. I met him on occasion, at Kopp's Cycles (Princeton NJ), and felt him to be very sure of himself, as indeed was proper for an apostle of the conventional wisdom of the time. I'm afraid I was guilty of not always sharing his perspectives.

harvey sachs mcLean va. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

On Jul 23, 2007, at 8:48 AM, Silver, Mordecai wrote:

>> If I remember correctly, it was Dick Swann, in his "Question Man" >> column >> in Bicycling! magazine. Every time someone wrote in referring to >> "clinchers," he would (rather pedantically, I think) correct them, >> saying that clinchers were a long extinct type of tire. >> >> Mordecai Silver >> NYC

Ha Ha... Dick Swann the Question Man!

Pedantic to the max... saddle seat seat saddle? Seat post? Never heard of it called a saddle post. Seat pin seat post. Seat or saddle. And on and on and on and on...

Thanks for the memories Mordecai.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)