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50 Years Ago: May 1971 in Bicycling! magazine

Old 05-02-21, 05:01 AM
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50 Years Ago: May 1971 in Bicycling! magazine

Included articles are:

"Greater Aspen: anticipating the unexpectable"
"The Kentucky Derby of Cycling" (28th Annual Kugler-Anderson Memorial Tour of Somerville)
Letters
?uestion Man

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The letter to the editor from Holland Peterson of Dundas, Ontario is fantastic! "Who the hell needs a water bottle?"

However, it doesn't fit the pleasant tone of C&V and should be in the Road Racer's forum.
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Are those both Witcomb bikes on p. 26? Curious as I have a Witcomb I am working on.
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I wonder if the guy ever found his 2 folding Rene Herse bikes after all.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Are those both Witcomb bikes on p. 26? Curious as I have a Witcomb I am working on.
Sure looks like it, but I don't remember what was written and I don't have access to the issue for the next 10 days. I can let you know then.
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Heinz Stucke on the road for ten years - we didn't know in 1971 that he would stay on the road for another 43!
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Heinz Stucke on the road for ten years - we didn't know in 1971 that he would stay on the road for another 43!
I had to look that up. Did he really do that with only 3 speeds? Wow.
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Please post the bit about the Great Western Bicycle Rally (p. 12). It's a short article but is something I've ridden and would love to have been around for the rides of that era.

JMO, but these are the glory days of Bicycling! magazine. It declined as the 70's wore on (didn't everything?). Shortly after Rodale Press took over, I quit subscribing.
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I had to look that up. Did he really do that with only 3 speeds? Wow.
Uh, pretty much, yeah. It was a rather garden variety bike fitted with a Fitchel&Sachs T3. The machine needed a bit repair over the decades, but on the whole was impressively stalwart.

Towards the end he toured a few years on a BikeFriday and then for the last few years was sponsored by Brompton. Wonderful book about his adventures: Home Is Elsewhere - 50 Years Around the World by Bike.
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Please post the bit about the Great Western Bicycle Rally (p. 12). It's a short article but is something I've ridden and would love to have been around for the rides of that era.
Will do... in about 10 days or so. I know I've seen several articles about the Great Western Bicycle Rally in these early issues.
One of them was included in this post a year ago: 50 Years Ago: May 1970 in Bicycling! magazine
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Are those both Witcomb bikes on p. 26? Curious as I have a Witcomb I am working on.
Yes. See second page of the "Cycling News" section below for details.



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Please post the bit about the Great Western Bicycle Rally (p. 12). It's a short article but is something I've ridden and would love to have been around for the rides of that era.
Here you go!



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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
Uh, pretty much, yeah. It was a rather garden variety bike fitted with a Fitchel&Sachs T3. The machine needed a bit repair over the decades, but on the whole was impressively stalwart.

Towards the end he toured a few years on a BikeFriday and then for the last few years was sponsored by Brompton. Wonderful book about his adventures: Home Is Elsewhere - 50 Years Around the World by Bike.
I was compelled to look him up, too. Age 81 and still going strong!
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