[CR]RIP: Harry Hall


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From: bhufford3@mchsi.com (Bob Hufford)
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 11:39:57 +0000
Subject: [CR]RIP: Harry Hall

>From RoadBikeRider.com Newsletter Issue No. 316 - 11/01/07

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Famed British shop owner, mechanic and bike builder Harry Hall died at age 78 on Sunday. He opened his Manchester shop in 1957 and also began serving as a race mechanic, eventually working with the country's top pro, Tom Simpson. In photos, Hall was the man aiding Simpson after his fatal collapse on the climb of Mont Ventoux in the 1967 Tour de France. After leaving Harry Hall Cycles to his son in 1989, Harry found success in age-graded racing and won a world championship. His funeral will be Nov. 7 at St George's church, New Mills, Stockport.

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On a happier note, RBR gives a nice nod to Jan Heine and Jean-Pierre Praderes' "The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles":

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Do you have a bike riding buddy with spare room on the coffee table? (Or maybe room on your own?) Here's an exceptional holiday gift: "The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles." This large-format (9.5x12 inches) hardcover book contains 168 pages of exquisite color photos showcasing 50 classic bicycles created between 1909 and 2003. Short passages by author Jan Heine provide historical perspective and help you see what you're looking at. And look you will, as each bike is uniquely built and fitted with components often unknown today. Photo credit goes to the award-winning Jean-Pierre Praderes. For more info and ordering, click http://www.bikequarterly.com

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Bob Hufford
Springfield, MO