[CR] "Path Racer" "Road-Path" nomenclature (Ed Granger)

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To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 20:11:22 -0400
From: <edvintage63@aol.com>
Subject: [CR] "Path Racer" "Road-Path" nomenclature (Ed Granger)


I would appreciate it if Norris (or someone else knowledgeable on the subject) would weigh in on this, as two different terms seem to be extant in the thread regarding KOF road-path frames. It's my understanding that "path racer," the term that inaugurated the discussion, properly refers to a "pure" track design - no braze-ons, higher bottom bracket, steeper angles. A "road-path," on the other hand, refers to a "hybrid" design that uses track ends (allowing the bike to be entered into races on shallower tracks), but with a lower bottom bracket, braze-ons, and more relaxed angles, to allow for use in time trials, club rides, and training. Some clarification here from the British cycling experts would be appreciated (by me, anyway).

Ed Granger
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA