[CR]Re: Old & new


Example: Framebuilders

Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 20:59:11 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <20020518.231955.-175039.14.richardsachs@juno.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Old & new

For last year's Velo Rendezvous I put together a little exhibit of Old & New.

Old Exhibit: An 1897 Duquesne (Pittsburgh) fixed gear road bike (freewheels hadn't been invented yet). It was in Bicycling magazine a few years ago in The Way Back Machine column that Jim Langley did. Here's a verbal description of the bike in lieu of photos. Constructed of oversize, thin wall tubing with internal lugs (tubes braze over outside, instead of inside lugs), unicrown aero fork, wishbone seat stay, steel aero crank with spider made of five thin, aero sectioned spokes (fifth one bolts to back of crank arm).

New Exhibit: A 1995 Trek (Waterloo) 5500 OCLV carbon road bike. Here's a verbal description of the bike (you probably saw one under Lance in the last few TdFs). Oversize thin wall tubing with internal lugs (tubes bonded over outside, instead of inside lugs), unicrown aero fork, wishbone seat stay, alloy aero crank with spider made of five thick, aero sectioned spokes (fifth one bolts to back of crank arm).

Style, purpose, craftsmanship? You tell me.

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal