Re: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic Style, Bikes

(Example: Framebuilders:Masi)

Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:45:10 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: "CR List (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic Style, Bikes
In-Reply-To: <4802D1B0.80005@blueyonder.co.uk>
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And R.S. Broderick reported that Regina offered a 7 sp freewheel in 1978 and Maillard in 1980.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, USA

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> 7-speed freewheels were available from Suntour (Ultra 7) and Zeus (2000) by
> 1983.
>
> Hlary Stone, Bristol England
>
> Tom Harriman wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Sorry Mitch. 7 Speeds didn't show up until the 1990's, and had a rather
> sh
> > ort life. The 8's were showing up in the late 90's. But for this list,
> we
> > 'll have to wait for 2023 to discuss it.
> >
> > Safe Cycling.
> > Tom Harriman
> > San Francisco, Ca
> >
> >
> > > Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:15:48 -0600
> > > From: mitch.harris@gmail.com
> > > To: oroboyz@aol.com
> > > Subject: Re: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic,
> o
> > >
> > r Classic Style, Bikes
> >
> > > CC: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > >
> > >
> > > > - The frame and fork must be lugged steel (but built in ANY year,
> inclu
> > > >
> > >
> > ding
> >
> > >
> > > > brand new).
> > > >
> > > > - No more than six cogs on the rear wheel.
> > > >
> > > > - 32 or more spokes per wheel.
> > > >
> > > > - Friction shifting on the down-tube, or bar-cons.
> > > >
> > > > - Toe clips and straps.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Sounds great. But why limited to 6 cogs? Maybe I'm remembering wrong
> > > but weren't 7 speeds available in 1983?
> > >
> > > Mitch Harris
> > > Little Rock Canyon, Utah, USA