Re: [CR] 40x32 to 36x36

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:45:01 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <johndthompson@gmail.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] 40x32 to 36x36


On 03/07/2010 12:47 PM, crumpy6204@aol.com wrote:
> Having left the Uk in 1957 I did not keep track? of theswitch in Brit
> land from the old hub rim spoke count 40x32 to the Continental 36x36
> style count. I do know that even in the late 40s and 50s 36x36 was
> been used by some Brits. BUT WHEN did they all switch and WHY? THEY
> STILL DRIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD! Cheers John Crump
> OldneverdidswitchBrit. Parker Co USA

I only have a couple data points: my 1972 Raleigh Superbe came with 40x32, my wife's 1973 Raleigh Sports came with 36x36. As to "why" I suspect it meant they only had to stock one type of rim rather than two.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA