Re: [Classicrendezvous] FS: half-step + g bike

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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 12:28:43 -0600
From: "PeterGrenader" <>
To: Gregory Jung <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] FS: half-step + g bike
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Campania - that's a name I haven't heard for years and years. they were the house brand for Ray Campania's bike shop, located in Canoga Park, CA. The tubing used per the decal "McIver" was creative example of creative license. It was a Japanese frame, but the tubing was not made by Mc Iver as most of them were labeled. - they were a wholesaler also in the San Fernando Valley, who had a habit of putting their name on everything they sold to imply they made it. McIver was importing these frames for Ray and doing the assembly for them prior to delivery.

How do I know this?

I worked at Ray Campania's bike shop when I was a kid for one summer in 1972 as I was saving $$ for my first Allegro. After I got it, the summer was over and I went back to high school. The next summer, with Allegro in tow, I got a job at Mc Iver in the parts department. McIver was riddled with, how should I put it....internal shrinkage...which I believe led to their demise. There were kids on the assembly line robbing them blind.

Gregory Jung wrote:
> Hello,
> I just bought another bike, which means one of my
> current rides must go, due to no storage/small apt and
> a strictly enforced bike-to-person ratio.
> This is a chromoly 20.5" c-t "Campania" (a mid-level
> 70s Japanese brand) sport-touring bike, with
> half-chromed stays and forks, blue in pretty good
> condition.
> It has TA Cyclotouriste cranks (50-45-26) with a 12-28
> 5-speed freewheel; Suntour power ratchet barcons;
> Suntour V-GT luxe rear derailleur and some Suntour
> front derailleur; nice Suzue high-flange hubs and 27"
> wheels; Dia-Compe levers and front sidepulls with
> Campania brand centerpulls in the back (probably Dia
> Compe also); and SR stem and rando bars (38cm I
> think).
> I would like to get $120 plus shipping. If this
> sounds unreasonable, please make an offer.
> Thanks,
> Greg Jung
> Berkeley, CA.
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