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SpeedofLite 03-15-20 10:00 AM

40 Years Ago: March 1980 in Bicycling magazine
 
For this look back at 40 years ago, I've included an eclectic mix of articles and ads including "Beating Europe's Best" (introducing Selectocam), "Selecting, Placing, and Installing Cleats", and "This Congressman Promotes (Glenn Anderson, CA)".
I'm still scratching my head over "Beating Europe's Best". A better title might have been "US Cyclists Get Lucky in Europe", but you'd think it was about something entirely different. Actually, this article begs for a "What's Your Title?" contest.

The articles about alignment and cold-setting will be included in an upcoming Frames and Framebuilding post.

A couple of articles from this issue were posted previously:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...nwheelers.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...railleurs.html

As usual, let me know if you'd like to see something else listed in the ToC and I'll do my best to send you a pdf.
Just send me a PM that includes your email address.
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cycleheimer 03-15-20 04:42 PM

Thanks for sharing. The Rhode Gear ad was interesting. It let's today's youngsters know what those old Flickstands are for, and the proper installation! BTW, $4.50 wasn't cheap back then!

52telecaster 03-15-20 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by cycleheimer (Post 21368612)
Thanks for sharing. The Rhode Gear ad was interesting. It let's today's youngsters know what those old Flickstands are for, and the proper installation! BTW, $4.50 wasn't cheap back then!

i wanted a flickstand so bad. Now i have fenders.

Cougrrcj 03-15-20 06:07 PM

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleurs at $16.95, Compe V for 4.95? - advertised as rear but must have been front... and ALLOY Winner freewheels for $13.95, custom freewheels for $15.95... Shoulda stocked up back then!

52telecaster 03-15-20 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Cougrrcj (Post 21368732)
SunTour Cyclone rear derailleurs at $16.95, Compe V for 4.95? - advertised as rear but must have been front... and ALLOY Winner freewheels for $13.95, custom freewheels for $15.95... Shoulda stocked up back then!

it was harder to come by the 16.95

Cougrrcj 03-15-20 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by 52telecaster (Post 21368777)
it was harder to come by the 16.95

Should I mention what I paid for a set of Phil Wood bubs back in '76-77? I built both wheels with those Phil hubs, narrow alloy 36h 27" clincher rims and stainless butted spokes for under $100... That was half of what I had paid for my whole bike (the Fuji S-10S)...

mstateglfr 03-15-20 08:00 PM

That congressman's bars are creeping towards hobo fit.
...but he has an awesome horn, so that almost offsets the bars.


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