RE: [Classicrendezvous] Firenze bicycle? WORST OF WORST!

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From: "walter skrzypek" <>
Subject: RE: [Classicrendezvous] Firenze bicycle? WORST OF WORST!
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 08:58:54 EDT

Being a young one, I had never heard of this, And once again. Thanks to the knowledgabale. As I joked with David. This is truly a Ebay bicycle. But I will probably save some other poor soul and pitch this terrible beast. ALthough I will however strip the front simplex derailleur and for the clamp for the downtubes that someone had placed on it and probably the cottered crankset. (can always use the rings and things. Then pitch this boat anchor into the Greentree landfill about 20 miles away. "HEAVE HO"

Walt "must be more selective at when seeing bikes being pitched out" Skrzypek

Falls Creek, Pa 15840
>From: "Koepke, Mark" <>
>To: 'Dave Feldman' <>, walter skrzypek
>Subject: RE: [Classicrendezvous] Firenze bicycle? WORST OF WORST!
>Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 22:34:50 -0500
>hi, a sorry name, firenze; you'd thing all the florentines of tuscany would
>rise in mass protest. being from wisconsin, and of an age when firenzes
>everywhere when i worked my way through college in bike shops, i can second
>(with mighty enthusiasm) david's comments. we generally told people that
>they simply weren't worth the cost of even a new tube and tire when they
>rolled in to the shop. and rolled was generally not the operative word
>these, shall i laughingly say, bicycles. firenzes belong in the trash...
>put it back where it belongs!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dave Feldman []
>Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 8:14 PM
>To: walter skrzypek;
>Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Firenze bicycle?
>This is truly a garbage bike. These were the lowest end of Taiwan's early
>80's manufacturing. A home furnishings store in my area was giving them
>away with furniture and electronics purchases around 1982-83. You could
>have a free Firenze or a $25.00 discount. People who knew anything at all
>about bikes were taking the discount! Many of these had frame and fork
>failures with no abuse, genuine "JRA's."
>David Feldman
> >From: "walter skrzypek" <>
> >To:
> >Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Firenze bicycle?
> >Date: Fri, Oct 27, 2000, 2:19 PM
> >
> >Question: What quality are Firenze framesets? I rescued a Firenze GL5000
> >from the dumpster. It has low quality lugged tubing, one set of bottle
> >bosses. Appears to be a 80s style set up. It has a little 5000 etched in
> >top of the seatstay near the seat lug. Decals say 1010 tubing, and also
> >"made for Firenze of Wisconsin" It is is remarkably good shape. No dents
> >dings and rather clean. Anyone heard of this...anyone, anyone,
> >
> >
> >Walt Skrzypek
> >Falls Creek, Pa