Re: [CR]Re: Celo Europa

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Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Celo Europa
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 19:04:05 -0700

Marcel is a complicated guy....always in the shadow of his 'pal' Ernesto. He had shops next to the Manhattan Beach Pier (?) and in Corona del Mar. I vaguely remember him having a short lived shop in Dana Point but all was distilled to the shop in Laguna Niguel now 10-15 years there (?) He has at times sold me panto'd and other rare/oddball stuff that was "really only on display" and other times showed me no recognition and couldn't be bothered selling anything. He has /had some really cool mid 80's Colnago Masters, Krono's and other showbikes that he wanted a kings ransom for. I have been told by him on several occasions that I couldn't afford any of these bicycles when I asked about them.....( I smiled each time knowing that I could easily buy and sell him) yet again other times he could explain and talk about the bicycles at length. The current shop is well worth a look....I think it's at La Paz and Moulton Parkway....

Matt Gorski
Celo Shore, CA

----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Schmidt
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Celo Europa

> wrote:
> >
> > Weren't Celo Europa frames built by Marcel who now owns a bike shop in
> > Orange County or am I confusing the name? Dave Staub would know.
> No, they were always from Ernesto Colnago. Marcel had a long
> relationship with them dating back to the 70s and the shop he had in
> Hermosa Beach (Manhattan Beach?), CA.


> Chuck Schmidt

> L.A.


> .