Re: [CR] Large SS caps

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Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 17:38:43 -0800
From: "Fred Rednor" <>
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In-Reply-To: <C924094ED87848A38E3122EAEF22E6E9@earlepc>
Subject: Re: [CR] Large SS caps

             > I always liked the look of the oversize caps on the
             > Raleighs, and wonder of wonders, I bought a 1970
             > Gitane Tour de France, and it has oversized caps,
             > almost a decade before the Raleigh. Amazing, ain't it? Earle,
      You're so correct on this one. In fact, the oversized seat-stay caps had been stylish in France by the 1960s, if not earlier. Actually, I always thought this was why Raleigh adopted the technique - i.e. to look more "Continental". But perhaps they did adopt the style for technical reasons? (I still have my doubts about that, though...)
       Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)