RE: [CR]Was: World's Rainbow Stripes. Now: Olympic rings

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From: "robert st.cyr" <>
To: Dale Brown <>, <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Was: World's Rainbow Stripes. Now: Olympic rings
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:01:21 -0700
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All, The Olympic rings go back at least to 1959-I have a set of Olympic transfer s on my Simplex/Witcomb that has been confirmed by Barry Witcomb to be accu rate and original. Robert St.Cyr Davis/Sacramento, California USA> To:> Date:
   Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:56:07 -0400> From:> Subject: [CR]Was: World's Rainbow Stripes. Now: Olympic rings> > > << Dale, any idea how long
   the Olympic rings have been trademarked?> > ....(snip)....Did other builde rs use the Olympic rings on their bikes? >>> > Not sure how long but for qu ite a while! > > The Olympic rings are not used in the same way as the Worl ds Championship stripes.. The rings do not imply a gold medal winner, etc.,
   but instead are licensed to those "officially" associated with the Olympic
   organization... It most often has to do with pecuniary considerations bein g rendered (i.e., paying to use them in a promotional way!)> > ?> > > Dale Brown> Greensboro, North Carolina? USA> > > > > > > -----Original Message-- ---> From: Mark Battley <>> To: classicrendezvous@bi> Cc:> Sent: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 3:38 am> Subject: W orld's Rainbow Stripes/Olympic rings> > > > > > > > > > > Dale commented:> ------------------------------> << Please bear in mind that there is no req uirement that a bike/rider win a> World Championship for the? rainbow strip es to placed on a BIKE. It's a> tradition, but not a rule, unless the UCI h as changed things in recent?> years.>>> > Absolutely true. > It's interesti ngly that the Olympic rings are trademarked but not the World's> Rainbow St ripes. > It is a strong convention though.> ------------------------------>
   > Dale, any idea how long the Olympic rings have been trademarked?> > Reas on I'm interested is that it appears that in the 1960s Colnago may have use d> the Olympic rings on some bikes that were intended for use at the Olympi cs. I> have a photograph of a 1960s Colnago track bike with a headtube logo /badge that> includes the Olympic rings as well as "Rome 1960" (also with " Colnago",> "Cambiago" and the colours of the Italian flag. > > I recently m et with the second owner of my 1968ish Colnago> ( m/MarkABattley/1968Colnago) who bought the bike from> Jim Brittain in 1972.
   Bruce told me that the bike was originally intended for> the French team f or the 1968 Mexico Olympics, and had a headbadge/decal that> consisted of t he Olympic rings, with Mexico above and 1968 below. Bruce is> trying to fin d his photographs of the bike.> > Did other builders use the Olympic rings on their bikes?> > Best regards,> > Mark Battley> Auckland, New Zealand, Do wn Under> > > > > > > > > --- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts --->
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