Now that's some nice info! Where did you find it?
The seller actually says it was built for the Olympic trials, so he may not have actually gone to the Olympics. If it's done another way elsewhere, the trials were our way of picking a team for several years. The best riders at the trials won the slot on the team. I'm not sure how it's done now, but there's been lots of politics for at least the last 25 years or so.
Finding out who rode in the trials would be interesting, and is just the sort of research I mentioned a couple weeks ago.
Steve Birmingham Lowell, Massachusetts USA
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:12:41 +0200 From: "kim klakow" <Akimbo71@gmx.net> Subject: [CR]1952 Paramount
1952 US Olympic riders include (with placing):
32. Donald Sheldon (USA) 5:22:33.3 36. Thomas O'Rourke (USA) 5:22:33.7
did not finish (lapped riders were withdrawn):
David and Ronald Rhoads
Donald Sheldon died in 1975, so it can't be him.
This all of course presumes that the seller did indeed participate in the olympics. Anyone ask? best, kim
-- Kim Klakow
Diplom Grafik Designer
Berlin - Germany