Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re:Euro gauge designations (was Mexico vs Super)


Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 22:25:10 -0700
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, mbikealive@earthlink.net
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re:Euro gauge designations (was Mexico vs Super)
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <c.bf99ca6.271d062b@aol.com>


None of that sissy thin stuff for Frejus. Circa '64 catalog says the average weight of the "Professional" bikes with Record equipment is 11kg. My '65 57cm weighs exactly that with a Brooks pro and 300g tubulars. Definately a winner of the truth in advertising award. Thanks to Dave Martinez for the catalog pages.

The 55 cm France Sport I recently rebuilt is 21 lbs all up with a Brooks! If anyone is interested I need to sell it. $350 or best offer.

Joe

5At 09:32 PM 10/16/00 EDT, OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 10/16/00 2:52:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>chuckschmidt@earthlink.net writes:
>
><< "4/10 Record" refers to the thickness of the tubing, not the number of
>tubes in the frame... >>
>
>4 tenths of a mm! Yikes!
>Yes I was going to mention that.. Actually it is interesting to me that
>frequently in French and Italian ads for bikes the tubing gauges are
>specified in this way rather routinely. This gives the reader a clue as to
>how light and racy that particular bike is. That seems to be a
>rare-to-unknown practice in England and the USA.
>Dale Brown