[CR]Other French makers

(Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon)

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From: "Jan Heine" <heine@mindspring.com>
Subject: [CR]Other French makers
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 13:55:05 -0700

Other French touring/randonneur bikes:

Herse probably was the most expensive, then Singer, Daudon, Narcisse, etc., all top tier. A step below Goƫland, Pitard, etc. (still custom, nice frames, but cheaper parts)

Then you had your local guy who'd usually buy a bare frame, add braze-ons and paint and make you a nice bike that way. Finally, there were the mass-produced Motobecane, Peugeot, etc. And of course, some people tried to convert racing designs to touring bikes - say a Rochet or something, not always that well-suited to the purpose, but nice bikes nonetheless.

Jan Heine, Seattle