Re: [CR]follis


From: "Diane Feldman" <feldmanbike@home.com>
To: "Diane Feldman" <feldmanbike@home.com>, "Russ Fitzgerald" <rfitzger@emeraldis.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <002401c10682$878a7dc0$868baad0@comp1> <004601c10682$56fcae80$1c29b018@vncvr1.wa.home.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]follis
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 18:30:32 -0700


In one issue of which (I think "CYCLE") there were profiles of several builders of touring and randonneur bikes, Follis among them; mentioned that they were still players in the touring and tandem market. DF


----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Feldman"
To: "Russ Fitzgerald" ;


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 6:15 PM Subject: Re: [CR]follis


> Follis made bikes of the camping and rando persuasion as recently as ten
> years ago. A friend of mine lived in France for a year and graced me with a
> few issues of "Cyclotourisme" and another magazine upon returning.
> David Feldman
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Russ Fitzgerald" <rfitzger@emeraldis.com>
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 6:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]follis
>
>
> > Follis apparently built some rando bikes back when - one of the drawings
> in
> > the Data Book has a bike with what appears to my eye to be a Follis
> > headbadge.
> >
> > A gentleman named Scott rides one here in the Greenwood area. His has
> been
> > repainted a couple of times, the original fork was trashed in a crash, the
> > bottom bracket shell broke - but he likes it enough that he took it to
> Mary
> > Pfeiffer for a new BB shell, some braze-on updates and a paint job. The
> > bike was one that was originally full Campy, full 531 tubing.
> >
> > Scott's also our fastest guy - he rode the Savannah Century last year on
> > that bike, turning in 4:07. I'm glad he did - I like reminding our
> > modernist wing that they got beat by a guy on a 25-year-old French bike
> with
> > friction shifting ...
> >
> > Russ Fitzgerald
> > Greenwood SC
> > rfitzger@emeraldis.com
> > http://www.emeraldis.com/~rfitzger
> > http://www.lostweekend.homestead.com