[Ads-l] "fat-tire bike"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 18 00:00:10 UTC 2015

Dicharry said[,] “Maximalism is the new _fat-tire bike_ of running shoes.”


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.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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