Re: [Classicrendezvous] The bikes that were

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 21:25:20 -0700
To: "Dave Feldman" <>, Monkeyman <>,
From: "Joseph Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] The bikes that were
In-Reply-To: <[]>

A very unique Blue! Lejeune with no decals whatsoever TA Pro crank, Cinelli bar, stem and saddle. Simplex. Mafac.

Very unusual for a French bike was Columbus tubing. A curiosity- I do not think Columbus made a French guage steerer at this time.

I hit a pedal so hard (low BB and long Lyotards) on a break in the Tour of Harlem that I flipped 270 degrees. The crowd loved it but I wasn't too happy.


At 06:11 PM 10/26/00 -0700, Dave Feldman wrote:
>Let's see, my "wish I'd never's:" '77 Griffon touring, '60 Bianchi track
>(complete with surfer footprint decals down the seat tube,) '56 Elswick
>What does anyone else kick themself for selling/trading?
>David Feldman
>>From: Monkeyman <>
>>Subject: [Classicrendezvous] The bikes that were
>>Date: Thu, Oct 26, 2000, 4:57 PM
>>I was just looking at Sheldon Brown's page of bikes he no longer has
>><>, and I was talking to Chuck
>>Schmidt (who I met in person for the first time when he walked into my
>>place of work) a couple of days ago about bikes we used to own. I'm
>>interested to hear the stories of the bikes we still miss and wish we still
>>had. I think many of us find our love/lust for bikes amplified by bikes of
>>the past. I know most the fat-tire crusier guys are looking for the bikes
>>of their youth. I wonder if the same holds true for the skinny tire set?
>>I'll start with one of my own stories of loss.
>>When I was living in Seattle and working I had a customer of the shop I was
>>working in give me his oldest son's old track bike. By this time it had at
>>least two layers of rattle-can paint on it and stick on letters saying
>>"Paris Sport" on the downtube. The story I got was, the frame custom built
>>for his son and had won 3 national championships in the 70's but had been a
>>grocery bike until it went in the closet in the late 80's. Now the folks
>>were moving back to the east coast and were making room so they gave the
>>bike to me for "a tip" for years as their mechanic. Well I started to
>>strip the frame and found it had "can opener" crack in the downtube so I
>>took it to Dan Wynn in west Seattle to have the tube replaced. After his
>>inspection he said it was a Francesco Cuevas built Paris Sport, at the time
>>I had no idea who Cuevas was. The frame was simple, light, and a great
>>ride; the lugs were some of the thinnest I've ever seen. Needless to say
>>once the fixed-road thing killed my knees I traded it to a friend for a MTB
>>frame and fork. I've tried to find that bike again but with no luck. If
>>only this list had been there 7 years ago.
>>I have many other bikes I wished I'd never parted with; '86 full C-record
>>Ciocc for rent money, '34 Rollfast given to a friend, I can think of at
>>least 3 others.
>>Nobody can do everything,
>>but if everybody did something
>>everything would get done.
>> -Gil Scott Heron-