Re: [CR] 1981 Bicycling Magazines

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 17:55:15 -0700
From: "Jim Merz" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] 1981 Bicycling Magazines

Hey, put up some scans!

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 5:15 PM, <> wrote:
> I was reviewing three 1981 Bicycling magazines and found several articles
> that might be of interest to list members. One is a full page discussion of
> Jim Merz's aerodynamic bike in June 1981. Second was a long article in the
> October 1981 issue about framebuilding. It has pictures of Tom Kellogg,
> John Stinsmen, and Jim Redcay and discussion about these framebuilders and
> custom building. The article includes a long discussion by Gary Klein and
> Gregory Merrick about different framebuilding material properties, including
> stiffness and strength. Perhaps the best article is one comparing the
> properties of Columbus SL and Reynolds 531, particularly after brazing. It
> was the result of a college thesis and reads like one! The final article of
> note was a discussion of hydration and heat exhaustion where the authors
> suggested adding sugar and salt to the water bottle. I guess we didn't have
> a lot of energy and electrolyte drinks back then. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL