Thursday, January 04, 2007

Dave Moulton on the aero bike fiasco

Dave Moulton writes about his personal participating when he built aero frames for the U.S. time trial cycling team in 1979.
The big new thing in bicycles at that time was aerodynamic frames, and it was suggested I build such frames for the US Team Time Trial squad. I had built a few aero frames in England the previous year by modifying round tubing to make it aero shape. No one was manufacturing proper tubes at the time.
The bikes were never used and the episode ended in fiasco with stolen parts and damaged reputations. Read more at Dave Moulton's blog. Dave would like to find one of these frames if one still exists so spread the news.

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