Re: [CR]Raleigh Competition rims and other condensed comments

(Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic)

Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 23:30:20 -0400
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Competition rims and other condensed comments
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That doesn't help much. Probably AVA and not really worth hunting down. Use Mavic Montherey (sp is wrong?) or Super Champion Record du Monde etc.

I am really busy moving so some condensed comments. Handling and design stuff. Pre-War US builder Brennan built tight bikes with steep head angles, correct fork rakes and no wasted clearances. So did Sieber. So did Maurice Selbach. Yes, I own their track bikes (used on the road in the US) but they rode the track bikes on the road and the builders who knew better didn't screw up the handling because it was a "road bike".

Mike Kone will do fine with perpetuating the Herse marque. It is a brand name, a style, and a way of making a true custom bike. If anything the bikes will be better. Is it a "Herse"? Depends. Is a Bugatti Veyron a Bugatti? I bet Bugatti would not object to the car.

Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ

David Bean wrote:
> The catalog that contains Sheldon's scan lists the wheels as "Sprint Alloy"
> rims with Normandy Competition large flange hubs.
> David Bean
> Arlington, MA
> beandk at are-see-enn dot com