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

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:15:48 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: "Dale Brown" <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic Style, Bikes
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>
> - The frame and fork must be lugged steel (but built in ANY year, including
> 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