Re: [CR] Patent rear gear

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From: "Jon M. Crate" <Jon@FAI.US>
To: 'kevin sayles' <>, <>
References: <CDBF0620F154424ABD14EA94CF98E486@kevinPC>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:37:00 -0500
Organization: FAI Materials Testing Laboratory
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Subject: Re: [CR] Patent rear gear

Kevin, Did you say the moral of the story is to be patent?

Jon M. Crate Marietta, Georgia 30066

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of kevin sayles Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:11 PM To: Subject: [CR] Patent rear gear

This little story is aimed at anyone who appears to be desperate to obtain a particular item to complete a bike build........

This time last year I was pulling out what lttle hair I have left an attempt to get hold of a 'patent no date' Nuovo Record rear gear for my Faema team bike I'm replicating.......I eventually secured one on eBay for a reasonable £33, advertised as a 'patent' .....condition is very good, almost unused.

I then came across a grubby 'patent' body at a cycle jumble...£3.....and as I had spares to complete it [except for a top pivot bolt and both jockey cage plates] it seemed worth buying. [cleaned up very nicely]

I then, as many will know on this list, bought a Bianchi Specialissima which came with a 'patent' rear gear with 9 tooth jockey that's 2 1/2 gears........

Today I have just recieved another Nuovo Record gear bought on eBay before Christmas for £4.30 which I bought for the required top bolt and cage plates, not knowing what date it was.........yes, youv'e's another 'patent' !! so I now have 4 'patent' gears [if I rob bits of another dated gear]

So the moral behind this story patient, it seems what we crave for is out there!

Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK