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

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

From: "R.S. Broderick" <rsb000@hotmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, orClassic Style, Bikes
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 01:06:38 -0500
In-Reply-To: <8801bb250804132045t8d726e0ief62402c8b7f7524@mail.gmail.com>
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..and just so that Mitch's recounting of an "OFF LIST" report to him does not come across as merely some blind assertion on my part, I offer for your consideration the following:

http://tinyurl.com/6czmbr

..and...

http://tinyurl.com/67qrty

With respect to Hilary's contention that both SunTour and Zeus manufactured a seven speed freewheel within the CR List timeline, he would be absolutely correct.

The full color forty page SunTour catalog published in October 1977 makes no reference to such an offering (...I do happen to have a very nice spare copy of this fine catalog should anyone be interested in its purchase for the sum of $50.00 USD to include domestic shipping - please contact me "OFF LIST"). However, the August 1978 SunTour dealer brochure specifically includes both a color picture and technical description of their New Winner model NW-7000 seven speed ultra spaced freewheel.

And while it may have been absent Zeus catalog 103 published in 1977, the Zeus 2000 Super Earlumin II model 29000 seven speed freewheel most assuredly does appear on page 31 of their catalog 104 from 1980.

Unfortunately, I have not yet had the opportunity to digitize and post to WoolJersey any of those particular pieces of literature referenced above as of this point in time (...remember, patience is a virtue).

Robert "freewheelin" Broderick

..the "Frozen Flatlands" of South Dakota

Sioux Falls, USA

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Mitch Harris Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 10:45 PM To: CR List (E-mail) Subject: Re: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, orClassic Style, Bikes

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
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