Re: [CR]Mexican bikes and Canopus

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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 21:57:55 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Mexican bikes and Canopus
From: "Mark A. Perkins" <>

I heard quite a few people purchased Windsor Pro's (and possibly other brands) and stripping them of their Campy NR parts to equip another frame set. I know the whereabouts of a brown "Mink" Raleigh Pro frame set (that I would like to get for myself - if it's still there - the one I have is too big for me), that was stripped of it's Campy parts for the same purpose. The bike which the parts should still be on, is a KAS team issue, early 70's Masi, Dk. Metallic Gray w/ metallic Gold head-tube and possibly seat-tube (the owner removed the gold, so the frame is all gray now), which should also be at the same home where the Raleigh Pro is. One day I will get in touch with this person, whom I am certain hasn't ridden either in years since his bike of preference is a Harley Davidson these days.

"Bicycle Mark" Perkins (Tomorrow I will be employed again, in Fresno, CA.)

On Mon, 5 Feb 2001 19:32:48 EST writes:
> I must say in the time frame when I sold and serviced the Windsors, Carabelas
> along with the other pro bikes, I grew to see that while the Mexican bikes
> were great values and reasonable riders, the craft and workmanship was much
> lower than the top standard as set by the famous builders. Even Colnagos,
> when their origins were questionable, surpassed the Windsor quality. That
> doesn't mean they are bad bikes and the owners shouldn't enjoy them.
> Canopus, by the way, was a Columbian bike brand. I would rank them right up
> there with Windsor pros! I always thought the name similarity to cannabis was
> funny given that country's most famous export..


> Dale Brown