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50 Years Ago: March 1971 in Bicycling! magazine

Old 02-28-21, 03:15 PM
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50 Years Ago: March 1971 in Bicycling! magazine

Included articles are:

"Tortilla Flat: Anatomy of a Club Tour "
"Bicycling in Israel"
"Letters"

"Road Test: MASI Gran Criterium" was posted previously at Road Test/Bike Review (1971) Masi Gran Criterium
"TECHNICAL Cyclist, Get In Line" was posted previously (3rd article in the post) at Frames and Framebuilding -- 1970 - 1979 (Part 1)


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If the latter, just send me a PM that includes your email address.


















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It would be fun to see the article on bike touring. The ads are great. Please keep the articles coming. This reminds me that I picked up a 1971 bike (a Witcomb) that I need to rebuild and ride!
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It would be fun to see the article on bike touring.
Which one?
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Which one?
The one on p. 22: your baggage, keep it light. It would be fun to see what people used for bike touring BITD.
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The one on p. 22: your baggage, keep it light. It would be fun to see what people used for bike touring BITD.
Here you go.






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Very nice. Figure 6 is a classic French touring bike. Check out how the RD is mounted (that looks like it might be a constructeur bike) and the shifter for the FD mounted on the seat tube (at least that's what I think that is). Plus I love the pic of the PX 10 set up as a "touring" bike. The article was pretty clear that in the 70s, most Americans toured by repurposing a racing bike which was not that crazy in the 70s since those bikes often had clearance for decent volume tires and eyelets. The gearing was a whole different story though.
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John and Yoko, sporting one of the Provos' white bicycles on their bed in the Amsterdam Hilton in 1969:

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Very nice. Figure 6 is a classic French touring bike. Check out how the RD is mounted (that looks like it might be a constructeur bike) and the shifter for the FD mounted on the seat tube (at least that's what I think that is). ......
Since @bikemig brought it up... I've got some shots of a Rene Herse demontable that show off some details of the model.
This one belongs to Dale Brown of Cycles de Oro and Classic Rendezvous...
















Gilbert Anderson displayed one that showed how the lower coupling worked...


okay.... enough of that thread drift...

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It is interesting to revisit these old magazines, way back I would read them at the public library. I was earnestly saving for a road bike.

as a birthday present in 1972? 73? My mom got me a subscription to the new The Two Wheel Trip mag, thick, glossy, as a charter subscriber even received a poster of the launch cover art. That and the first issue then nada.
the second issue that did make it to newsstands never made it to the house.
by the time I called to ask, their phone had been disconnected.
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