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Old 01-14-22, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
There's the legend that Campagnolo couldn't get his wingnuts loose on a a climb in the mountains during a race and that inspired him to invent the quick-release.
Seeing all those guys in the B&W photos of mountain climbs and deep snow on either side of the road and the riders now dressed for in; yeah, I can see hands getting cold and wing nuts becoming a problem.

Originally Posted by davester View Post
My 1968 Raleigh Record came with wingnuts on the front wheel. I think all the Grand Prixs and Super Courses of that vintage did too. They worked fine. I seriously doubt that you could get the back wheel tight enough using wingnuts to not slip out of place when standing on the pedals.
Perhaps to get the front wheel only off to stuff a bike in the back of a car? Aesthetically, I'd say both wheels or nothing... it's starting to look like "nothing" and carry a wrench.
Larry:1958 Drysdale, 1961 Gitane Gran Sport, 1974 Zeus track, 1988 Masi Gran Corsa, 1974 Falcon, 1980 Palo Alto. Susan: 1976 Windsor Profesional.
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