Re: [CR]Re: history rewritten on Versus TV

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Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:58:10 -0700
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From: Jan Heine <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: history rewritten on Versus TV
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At 9:41 AM -0600 7/20/07, Mitch Harris wrote:
> finally permitted in the Tour de France in
>1937. Racers back then mostly used the Osgear Super Champion.
>(paragraph removed)
>The parallelogram derailleur seems to have been invented that year
>Which year?

Sorry about that. I added a paragraph between the TdF mention and the Nivex. The Nivex was patented in 1937 and entered production in 1938. The first review of the Nivex that I have found was in Cyclotourisme 7/1938. That issue also contained an ad that stressed the constant chain gap of the Nivex, a feature that still is considered paramount for consistent shifting across the gear range.

Jan Heine Editor Bicycle Quarterly 140 Lakeside Ave #C Seattle WA 98122