[CR] Border incident

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From: "John Purser" <john.purser@btconnect.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:06:18 -0000
Subject: [CR] Border incident

That is one of the cleverest fixes (pun intended !) I've ever heard of. PS Did your comely stoker ever suspect it was not a cunning plan to maroon you ? Did she wash bicycle parts on demand ? ! John Purser Sudbury, England ------------------------------

Message: 11 Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:01:16 -0800 (PST) From: "Dr. Paddle" <drpaddle@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [CR] Exploding SunTour Freewheels; was: Cinelli B lore To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Message-ID: <605590.54453.qm@web39302.mail.mud.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

As well as being apalling, those SunTour freewheels were depawling. I had one on my '50s Follis tandem, upgraded to a mix of mid-'70s touring gear, for a ride in about '75. We rode to Border Park, along the Mexican border in southern San Diego County. My comely stoker and I were the last of the group to leave the isolated park. As we rolled off, we found the freewheel fouly flipping forward (take that, alliteration man!). No fall, but stuck miles from a phone, miles from a shop, and dropped from the group. "Hah!" laughed I in the face of adversity. Pulling a pair of needle-nose from a subsaddle bag, I bent and worried?three or four pieces of lashing from the barbly-wire border fence -- the only international divider at the time -- then used them to bind the large freewheel cog to the spokes. We rode out gently on a fixed gear.
    Kevin Montgomery
    San Diego, California USA
    Where such a fix would no longer be possible along the towering steel fences and racing patrol vehicles