Re: [CR]Humorous "caveat emptor" story


Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 11:30:29 -0500
From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: Mark Bulgier <mark@bulgier.net>
CC: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Humorous "caveat emptor" story
References: <C102531FB711D411B5B90060B0A4687605E479@MAIL>


I was thinking the Grand Jubilee did not have Campy dropouts, but I believe some LeChampions did, although you'll probably also find Simplex and Huret DOs on other LeChampions. As I said, I have a LeChampion with a fork that looks exactly like the one on your Raleigh. Of course, Dale confirms the existance of at least one silver & black Grand Record as well.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Mark Bulgier wrote:
> [Whoops, sent this just to Jerry instead of to the list]
>
> Come to think of it, you're right, the silver w/black head tube was the
> Grand Jubilee. I was thinking Grand Record because this fork has Campy
> dropouts, and I thought the GJs of that era had Huret dropouts. Anyone
> remember? Were there GRs in silver or GJs w/Campy dropouts?
>
> Mark Bulgier
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jerry & Liz Moos [mailto:moos@penn.com]
> > Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 8:31 PM
> > To: Mark Bulgier
> > Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Humorous "caveat emptor" story
> >
> >
> > Just one correction - I think. All the Motobecane Grand
> > Records I have seen,
> > including mine, have black forks with a red epaulet and gold
> > lining. The
> > silver/black/gold color scheme appeared on the Grand Jubilee,
> > but I'm not sure
> > whether the Grand Jubilee had 531 forks (may have been only
> > main tubes). If the
> > GJ didn't have Reynolds forks, you may have a fork from a
> > LeChampion, which very
> > definitely was 531. I have a LeChampion frame and fork with
> > exactly that color
> > scheme. Of course, I was surprised last year to find a
> > LeChampion in the Grand
> > Record black/red/gold scheme, so who knows, maybe there are
> > Grand Records out
> > there in the colors typically used on Grand Jubilee.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jerry Moos