Re: [CR]Gitane "mixte"


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From: "Richard Rose" <rmrose@toast.net>
To: "ashley hill" <ajhartist@yahoo.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20011201152618.11484.qmail@web10106.mail.yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Gitane "mixte"
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 10:39:52 -0500


Ashley, welcome! You know you are killing us old guys here with comments like the one about your bike being older than your mom. I have bicycle tires older than you! I also have 2 daughters, 1 that is approaching your age. And the folks on this list thought that no younger folks were interested in the old stuff. Cool!!!!!!!! If you really want help identifying your bike, pictures would help allot. Wherever you are in the state of CT, if you are really interested in bikes & are willing to take the risk of being hooked for life, do take the time to pay a visit to the shops of our resident master framebuilders Richard Sachs & Peter Wiegle. Richard is in Chester, and Peter just across the river from him - I forget the name of the town. Could be a life shaping experience. Keep riding! Richard (feeling very old), Rose in rainy Toledo, Ohio


----- Original Message -----
From: "ashley hill"
To:
Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Gitane "mixte"



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> I've already put ~$100 into the bike...I added a cyclometer, and toe clips, changed the derraillers because they were both cracked, bought new tires and tubes and changed a spoke because my brother ran into it. You can see that the bike needed repair when I first got it...but thats all the money I invested...I picked up the bike from the side of the road (with a sign saying FREE) and only added new tires to make it rideable. At first I rode it with the cracked derraillers...then substituted the ones from my older moutain bike (I had the shop do that). It rides perfectly fine now, and even came with a Swiss made rear rack so I can go on short tours. When I first brought to the shop they said the bike was 40+ years old...THAT'S OLDER THAN MY MOM :)
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> Ashley
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> AKA: THE La Randonneuse
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> Visit my site @ http://quicksitebuilder.cnet.com/ajhartiste/larandonneuse
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