Fred 'Italian' bike ads in VeloNews.



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John Rees

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Has anyone seen those full page 'buy Italian' bike advertisements in
VeloNews? The bikes always look dorky, and the 'riders' even more
dorky. One shot shows an attractive young lady with a no-name bike with
vintage ergopower levers deep drop and reach bars and like a 44cm width.
She's in jeans and I guess we're supposed to believe this is her campus
bike , yeah right.

Since the bikes pictured are so ugly, and very un-Italian looking, I
wonder if they're really from the Italian bike builders association or
whatever they call themselves. I assert the ads are from Taiwan , and
they're hoping to make us not like Italian bikes. :)
 
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Ewoud Dronkert

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On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:14:46 -0500, John Rees wrote:
> Has anyone seen those full page 'buy Italian' bike advertisements in
> VeloNews? The bikes always look dorky, and the 'riders' even more
> dorky. One shot shows an attractive young lady with a no-name bike with
> vintage ergopower levers deep drop and reach bars and like a 44cm width.
> She's in jeans and I guess we're supposed to believe this is her campus
> bike , yeah right.


Are the pictures anything like
http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?

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John Rees

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"Ewoud Dronkert" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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| On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:14:46 -0500, John Rees wrote:
| > Has anyone seen those full page 'buy Italian' bike advertisements in
| > VeloNews? The bikes always look dorky, and the 'riders' even more
| > dorky. One shot shows an attractive young lady with a no-name bike
with
| > vintage ergopower levers deep drop and reach bars and like a 44cm
width.
| > She's in jeans and I guess we're supposed to believe this is her
campus
| > bike , yeah right.
|
| Are the pictures anything like
| http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?

Nope. I wish. I probably wouldn't have even noticed the bike if they
looked like that!
 
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gwhite

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Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
>
> On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:14:46 -0500, John Rees wrote:
> > Has anyone seen those full page 'buy Italian' bike advertisements in
> > VeloNews? The bikes always look dorky, and the 'riders' even more
> > dorky. One shot shows an attractive young lady with a no-name bike with
> > vintage ergopower levers deep drop and reach bars and like a 44cm width.
> > She's in jeans and I guess we're supposed to believe this is her campus
> > bike , yeah right.

>
> Are the pictures anything like
> http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?



I might have to Deep Drop the drawers.
 
B

B. Lafferty

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"gwhite" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
>
> Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:14:46 -0500, John Rees wrote:
>> > Has anyone seen those full page 'buy Italian' bike advertisements in
>> > VeloNews? The bikes always look dorky, and the 'riders' even more
>> > dorky. One shot shows an attractive young lady with a no-name bike
>> > with
>> > vintage ergopower levers deep drop and reach bars and like a 44cm
>> > width.
>> > She's in jeans and I guess we're supposed to believe this is her campus
>> > bike , yeah right.

>>
>> Are the pictures anything like
>> http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?

>
>
> I might have to Deep Drop the drawers.


Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?
 
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Per Elmsäter

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B. Lafferty wrote:
> "gwhite" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>>
>> Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
>>>
>>> On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:14:46 -0500, John Rees wrote:
>>>> Has anyone seen those full page 'buy Italian' bike advertisements
>>>> in VeloNews? The bikes always look dorky, and the 'riders' even
>>>> more dorky. One shot shows an attractive young lady with a
>>>> no-name bike with
>>>> vintage ergopower levers deep drop and reach bars and like a 44cm
>>>> width.
>>>> She's in jeans and I guess we're supposed to believe this is her
>>>> campus bike , yeah right.
>>>
>>> Are the pictures anything like
>>> http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?

>>
>>
>> I might have to Deep Drop the drawers.

>
> Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before
> insertion?


Whazzat? I thought you'd have a "carbon" post!!!!!!
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MagillaGorilla

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gwhite wrote:

>
> Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:14:46 -0500, John Rees wrote:
>>
>>>Has anyone seen those full page 'buy Italian' bike advertisements in
>>>VeloNews? The bikes always look dorky, and the 'riders' even more
>>>dorky. One shot shows an attractive young lady with a no-name bike with
>>>vintage ergopower levers deep drop and reach bars and like a 44cm width.
>>>She's in jeans and I guess we're supposed to believe this is her campus
>>>bike , yeah right.

>>
>>Are the pictures anything like
>>http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?

>
>
>
> I might have to Deep Drop the drawers.



Quality post, Great White shark. We need more like you.

Magilla
 
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Stewart Fleming

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Donald Munro wrote:
> Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
>
>>>>Are the pictures anything like
>>>>http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?

>
>
>
> B. Lafferty wrote:
>
>>Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?

>
>
> And she can use a shim to get a good fit if the post isn't thick enough.
>


Just as long as she doesn't mark it with red tape so you know how far to
put it in...
 
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Bob Schwartz

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>>>Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?

For those of you that don't have the history in the US bike industry that
Brian has...

Many years ago (late 70s?) a US company called Weyless was in the bike
business. One of their products was a seatpost. At one point they ran
an ad with an attractive young lady holding a Weyless seatpost. The
ad copy read "Remember, always grease before insertion."

Thankfully they went out of business not long after. And many of us
in the US have never forgotten to grease our seatposts before inserting
them.

Bob Schwartz
[email protected]
 
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Steve

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On 11/15/04 6:59 AM, in article [email protected], "Bob
Schwartz" <[email protected]> wrote:

>>>> Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?

>
> For those of you that don't have the history in the US bike industry that
> Brian has...
>
> Many years ago (late 70s?) a US company called Weyless was in the bike
> business. One of their products was a seatpost. At one point they ran
> an ad with an attractive young lady holding a Weyless seatpost. The
> ad copy read "Remember, always grease before insertion."
>
> Thankfully they went out of business not long after. And many of us
> in the US have never forgotten to grease our seatposts before inserting
> them.
>
> Bob Schwartz
> [email protected]


They are NOT out of business..........

http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=18172&lsubcat_id=7641&lcat_id=76
04&referpage=
 
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B. Lafferty

Guest
It was the late 70s but it was in the Bikelogy Catalogue . The seatpost was
generic. IIRC, Bikeology was owned by Richard Goldsmith. It later morphed
in to Supergo which is now owned Performance.


"Bob Schwartz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>>>>Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?

>
> For those of you that don't have the history in the US bike industry that
> Brian has...
>
> Many years ago (late 70s?) a US company called Weyless was in the bike
> business. One of their products was a seatpost. At one point they ran
> an ad with an attractive young lady holding a Weyless seatpost. The
> ad copy read "Remember, always grease before insertion."
>
> Thankfully they went out of business not long after. And many of us
> in the US have never forgotten to grease our seatposts before inserting
> them.
>
> Bob Schwartz
> [email protected]
 
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Curtis L. Russell

Guest
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 15:23:02 GMT, "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>It was the late 70s but it was in the Bikelogy Catalogue . The seatpost was
>generic. IIRC, Bikeology was owned by Richard Goldsmith. It later morphed
>in to Supergo which is now owned Performance.


It must be after a bankruptcy around 1975. Bikelogy owed me somewhere
about $ 100. I got a couple of nice legal notices for my money.

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...
 
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Mozilla Gorilla

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Stewart Fleming <[email protected]> wrote in news:Kb_ld.1429
[email protected]:

>
>
> Donald Munro wrote:
>> Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
>>
>>>>>Are the pictures anything like
>>>>>http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?

>>
>>
>>
>> B. Lafferty wrote:
>>
>>>Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?

>>
>>
>> And she can use a shim to get a good fit if the post isn't thick enough.
>>

>
> Just as long as she doesn't mark it with red tape so you know how far to
> put it in...


*****,
Marking it with red lipstick would work better.
 
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B. Lafferty

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"Mozilla Gorilla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Stewart Fleming <[email protected]> wrote in news:Kb_ld.1429
> [email protected]:
>
>>
>>
>> Donald Munro wrote:
>>> Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
>>>
>>>>>>Are the pictures anything like
>>>>>>http://www.phys.uu.nl/~dronkert/cycling/mm.jpg ?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> B. Lafferty wrote:
>>>
>>>>Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?
>>>
>>>
>>> And she can use a shim to get a good fit if the post isn't thick enough.
>>>

>>
>> Just as long as she doesn't mark it with red tape so you know how far to
>> put it in...

>
> *****,
> Marking it with red lipstick would work better.


The catalogue was in black and white in those days.
 
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Steven L. Sheffield

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On 11/15/2004 08:19 AM, in article
BDBE08E3.C9E15%[email protected], "Steve"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> On 11/15/04 6:59 AM, in article [email protected], "Bob
> Schwartz" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>>>> Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before insertion?

>>
>> For those of you that don't have the history in the US bike industry that
>> Brian has...
>>
>> Many years ago (late 70s?) a US company called Weyless was in the bike
>> business. One of their products was a seatpost. At one point they ran
>> an ad with an attractive young lady holding a Weyless seatpost. The
>> ad copy read "Remember, always grease before insertion."
>>
>> Thankfully they went out of business not long after. And many of us
>> in the US have never forgotten to grease our seatposts before inserting
>> them.
>>
>> Bob Schwartz
>> [email protected]

>
> They are NOT out of business..........
>
> http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=18172&lsubcat_id=7641&lcat_id=7604
> &referpage=



The original Weyless was started by Bill Shook (of American Classic) ... Not
sure how he lost the name (or if he sold it), but Weyless/Supergo is NOT the
same Weyless ....


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B. Lafferty

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"Steven L. Sheffield" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On 11/15/2004 08:19 AM, in article
> BDBE08E3.C9E15%[email protected]NOTHEREsbcglobal.net, "Steve"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On 11/15/04 6:59 AM, in article [email protected], "Bob
>> Schwartz" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>>>> Do you think she knows that the post has to be greased before
>>>>>> insertion?
>>>
>>> For those of you that don't have the history in the US bike industry
>>> that
>>> Brian has...
>>>
>>> Many years ago (late 70s?) a US company called Weyless was in the bike
>>> business. One of their products was a seatpost. At one point they ran
>>> an ad with an attractive young lady holding a Weyless seatpost. The
>>> ad copy read "Remember, always grease before insertion."
>>>
>>> Thankfully they went out of business not long after. And many of us
>>> in the US have never forgotten to grease our seatposts before inserting
>>> them.
>>>
>>> Bob Schwartz
>>> [email protected]

>>
>> They are NOT out of business..........
>>
>> http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=18172&lsubcat_id=7641&lcat_id=7604
>> &referpage=

>
>
> The original Weyless was started by Bill Shook (of American Classic) ...
> Not
> sure how he lost the name (or if he sold it), but Weyless/Supergo is NOT
> the
> same Weyless ....


In the late 70s, Weylesswas a very upscale US brand. Their clothing was
really nice, except for the see through wool shorts. I think they had hubs
which may well have been from Asia.
 
D

Donald Munro

Guest
B. Lafferty wrote:
> Their clothing was really nice, except for the see through wool shorts.


The wool shorts must have been popular in New Zealand.
 
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Stewart Fleming

Guest
Donald Munro wrote:
> B. Lafferty wrote:
>
>>Their clothing was really nice, except for the see through wool shorts.

>
>
> The wool shorts must have been popular in New Zealand.


We don't need cracks like that in this newsgroup.