Re: [CR]All Black Bicycles

Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

From: "Jill DiMauro" <>
To: "Daniel" <>, <>
References: <001b01c2598f$7a5ff6a0$4dc51640@computer>
Subject: Re: [CR]All Black Bicycles
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:17:44 -0400


There were several stereoviews made of French WWI bicycle units. Have you seen them? They are beautiful! I have one made by Keystone. There maybe other views out there, too.

Jill DiMauro
Kensington, MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel"
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 8:33 AM
Subject: [CR]All Black Bicycles

Dear Group, I too love the black war bikes. While teaching at a community college in Iowa a few years back, my office mate for a year (a former principal dancer for the Royal Ballet in London) learned of my passion for British bikes and would regale me with stories of riding an all-black roadster during the blitz, jumping the bomb craters in an effort to make his deliveries. One should keep in mind that not all "all-black" bicycles with rod brakes are war bikes. Raleigh and BSA and Humber, etc. all had "all-weather" bicycles that left the factory with no brightwork at all.

Ever, Daniel (I like to time travel on my war bikes, listen to a little swing music while I cruise Rocky Hill Road and pretend it's the 1940's" Dahlquist