Re: [CR] Why wing nuts? Calling Bob Hanson and Aldo Ross...

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] Why wing nuts? Calling Bob Hanson and Aldo Ross...
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 21:00:54 -0700
To: classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Aldo Ross wrote:
> According to the pictures, the final year for wing nuts in the Tour
> de France was 1954. Does this coincide with the introduction of
> Simplex's own quick release hubsets?

Not exactly... there are these Italian Simplex TIPO COMPETITION hubs made by F.B. for Simplex that are dated 1950 and even have the frankenstein bolts: <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ celeste2000/ItalianSimplexhub1.jpg> <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ celeste2000/ItalianSimplexhub2.jpg> <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ celeste2000/ItalianSimplexhub3.jpg>

Simplex COMPETITION quick releases that are dated 1950: <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ SimplexCompeQR.jpg> <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ SimplexCompeQRlever.jpg> <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ SimplexCompeQRnut.jpg>

FB-Simplex M.B. 552 S/F hub with Quick Release Mechanism (White adjuster) 1959: <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ SimplexMB552.jpg>

Simplex Ref. B640 Quick Release Mechanism (Black caps) 1960: <http://homepage3.nifty.com/ClassicBicycles/brands/components/ celeste2000/SimplexRefBR640.jpg>

All the above pictures are from the Satoru Mas, Classic Bicycles web site with the "Virtual Museum" Parts Brands: http://welcome.to/classic_bicycles

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