[CR]Re: A mystery resolved. Reg Harris Raleigh-made stem.


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Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 17:40:01 -0700
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: "CR RENDEZVOUS" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <b27bc5c00707021712l46405932oa80c7edc9118a641@mail.gmail.com>
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cc: Bob Hovey <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: A mystery resolved. Reg Harris Raleigh-made stem.

It appears the link I previously posted of the photo page might not be accessible to everyone. If you can't get to the page I previoulsy posted here's a link directly to the JPG image:

http://www.chainedrevolution.com/images/bikes/masi/harris/raleigh_harris_stem.jpg

Cheers, Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA - USA

On 7/2/07, Tam Pham <terminaut@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> When I bought my Masi Pista built for Reg Harris it came with a stem that
> I was unable to identify, and querying the CR list didn't really yield any
> responses that I had high confidence in. Email exchanges with Bob Hovey
> pretty much ruled out the stem being made by Faliero since stylistically the
> stem did not look Masi. For months and months it sort of irked me that I
> couldn't identify its maker.
>
> Anyways, fast forward to earlier today when I leafed through my
> newly-acquired Reg Harris biography from 1950 to find a scale diagram (and
> full specs) for one of Reg's Raleigh bikes. Clear as day in the diagram was
> the exact same type of stem. Further reading of the specs revealed that
> Raleigh made custom stems for Reg, and my stem matched the published
> dimensions unequivocally. Hurray - I will sleep just a little bit more
> soundly tonight. :-)
>
> I didn't quite get the angles and shadows optimal, but you can see a photo
> of the stem and diagram here:
>
> http://chainedrevolution.com/CS/photos/terminaut/images/200/original.aspx
>
> Cheers from Huntington Beach, CA - USA
> Tam Pham