Re: [CR]Guerciotti (Alan) F.S.


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To: peterp@dph.uwa.edu.au
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 06:00:03 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR]Guerciotti (Alan) F.S.
From: "Mark A. Perkins" <bicyclemark@juno.com>


Peter, and all:

I had thought I might get a return on the size point, right after I pushed the send button. The 58/57 on the BB tells the answer, but which is which? The frame measures 58 cm (c-c), so the 57 must be the top tube length. I just measured the stand-over height at about 33" (sitting on carpet) and the seat tube is about 60cm to the top of the seat lug. I believe the 3 with the degree symbol indicates a 73 degree angle, probably the head angle but I don't have my angle finder as it too is still in storage. I hope this helps, and I will be bugging my friend, also a Pete, to get over here with his camera ASAP.

When I purchased this bare frameset about 6 mos. ago, I had hopes that it would end up with a stand-over height of around 31", but once I had the wheels installed I knew it would be too big for me to ride. If it were an older bike, by about a decade or more, I wouldn't have any problem with it's size being too tall for me. I have a '67/68 Raleigh Pro that is also too tall, and an Allegro Special that is too small, for me, but I just keep them as part of my collection regardless of size. Newer bikes are for riding though. However this Guerciotti is almost too good looking to ride.

Cheers

"Bicycle Mark" Perkins Fresno Cycling Club - Historian Fresno, California, U.S.A.

On Wed, 08 May 2002 12:14:50 +0800 Peter Palamara <peterp@dph.uwa.edu.au> writes:
> Mark,
>
> The bike sounds unreal and an absolute work of art! Congratulations on
> putting together such a fine piece of work. I can't wait to see the pictures. I do hope you can get some done. And what size was the frame again?
>

> cheers

>

> Peter

>

> Peter Palamara