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

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Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 04:38:24 +0100
From: "Hilary Stone" <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: Tom Harriman <transition202@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic Style, Bikes
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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