Re: [Classicrendezvous] Saronni nickname...

(Example: Racing)

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 09:50:12 -0700
From: "PeterGrenader" <peterg@ixpres.com>
To: bikenut <bikenut@gte.net>
CC: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Saronni nickname...
References: <009901c04174$dc3ef860$72c0adcb@rooster> <000e01c042db$2eac78e0$0200a8c0@450> <001301c042fb$034a4f40$edf12104@dsl.vz.genuity.com>


It was Beppe. The literal translation is "Famous Italian cycling star with humungus ego"

just kidding.

sort of.

-Peter LA

bikenut wrote:
> Robb,
> Wasn't it "Beppe" Saronni?? At least that is my recollection.
>
> Matthew Gorski
> Belmont Shore, CA
>
> <snip>
>
> > Jon:
> >
> > I have a "BeBe" Saronni frame that Ochsner told me
> > was built by Colnago. I bought it new in 1980.
> > It has a picture of world champion Saronni on the head
> > tube. By the way, it hasn't been built up in years, and
> > one of my winter projects is to build it up with a 1984
> > campy record/ super record group that I recently acquired. I do need a set
> > of Campy record downtube
> > friction shifters to finish the project.
> >
> > The Saronni frame was supposedly built with Columbus
> > Aelle tubing. Evidently a cheaper guage of Columbus.
> > This was a very quick handling bike in my memory and
> > I loved it but ignored it while I was riding a whole
> > series of other bikes. Mostly from brands I was selling.
> > Cannondales, Schwinns, Treks and Specialized. It is only
> > fitting that I plan on riding the Saronni next season in rotation with
> some
> > other bikes including a 74 Paramount.
> >
> > Robb Rasmussen
> > Sioux River Cyclery
> > 501 Main Ave
> > Brookings, SD 57006 http://www.501main.com