Re: [Classicrendezvous] Boardman's new/old hour record bike


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Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 08:56:58 -0500
From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: Chris Beyer <beyerc@mailserver.volvo.com>
CC: Monkeyman <monkey37@bluemarble.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Boardman's new/old hour record bike
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I thought it was pretty darn classic, Chris. No one would doubt that Merckx's 1972 bike was a classic, and the new UCI rules are specifically designed to make new attempts use bikes like Merckx's. To inquire how similar the two bikes in fact were strikes me as an excellent "classic bike" question.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Chris Beyer wrote:
> Please: what does this have to do with classic bikes?
>
> Chris Beyer
> Bloomfield, NJ
>
> Monkeyman wrote:
>
> > I've been tring to find information on the bike Boardman rode for his hour
> > record all the articles say, " Boardman rode a conventional frame
> > constructed from steel tubing and fitted with spoked wheels and other
> > components that would have been available to Merckx 18 years ago." Does
> > anyone know what that means. Did he drill-out the bars and seatpost like
> > Merckx? Did he have specially cast Ti parts like Merckx? Did he go to the
> > same lengths Merckx did, or was it really just an "old" bike? I can't seem
> > to find any info on the bike itself, anybody have any leads?
> >
> > thanks,
> > brandon
> >
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