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

(Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor)

From: "Tom Harriman" <transition202@hotmail.com>
To: Mitch Harris <mitch.harris@gmail.com>, Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic Style, Bikes
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 03:32:05 +0000
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

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