[Ads-l] "fat-tire bike"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 18 00:07:16 UTC 2015


I have one of those Raleighs. It belonged to my sister. Bought in the late
60s.
On Feb 17, 2015 7:00 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Dicharry said[,] =E2=80=9CMaximalism is the new _fat-tire bike_ of running
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> shoes.=E2=80=9D
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> http://goo.gl/b5AJFR
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> It's the mirror-image of St. Louis BE, "skinny-tire bike," also referred to
> as an "English racer," because, at that time - WWII et seq. - the only
> bicycle of this type know to us coloreds, in that day, was manufactured by
> the Raleigh Bicycle Company, Ltd., of Nottingham. I remember their ads in
> Esquire, The Magazine for Men.
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh_Bicycle_Company
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