Re: [CR]Older French Ladies' Bike (Pix)

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 17:09:50 -0800
To: "Diane Feldman" <>, "Paulie Davis" <>, <>
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Older French Ladies' Bike (Pix)
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Motobecanes like the Orly were also sold as Astra.


At 09:00 AM 2/11/01 -0800, Diane Feldman wrote:
>There should be scores of Orly bikes in garages all over Southern
>California. They were sold at Pep Boys, White Front, and other discount
>stores during the 1960;'s. There seemed to have been
>a hierarchy of French bikes during that time--Bertin, Lejeune at one or two
>stores, Gitane and Peugeot at every bike store, Motobecane coming in after
>1970, and Orly, Starnord and the brand Rollfast in department stores. There
>were a lot of "closet classics" sold at non-bike stores in the early 1970's.
>Anybody with other brands out there? Oh, yeah, the Motobecane Le Champions
>that had Hawthorne decals and were sold at May Company!
>David Feldman
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Paulie Davis" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 10:39 PM
>Subject: [CR]Older French Ladies' Bike (Pix)
>> Hi Everybody,
>> I picked up kind of a neat old French ladies'
>> bike today. It's a mixte called *ORLY* (made by
>> Motobecane), with stainless steel fenders; it's a
>> 10 speed. This is a LOT heavier bike than I'm
>> used to with the Masis, Mondia & Torpado, so
>> maybe it will be the beach cruiser. It is
>> bilious green and rust colored. :-) The price
>> was right though, so I'm gonna clean it up,
>> repack any bearings I can gain access to and ride
>> it. (Gee, after I've been deleting some of the
>> cottered crank discussions this week, serves me
>> right -- I now have some to deal with!) I
>> thought I'd post a couple of *before* pictures if
>> anybody would like to take a look:
>> I'll post some *after* pictures later.
>> Paulie Davis
>> Rainy and COLD (finally!) in Los Angeles