[CR]Re: Celo Europa

Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

From: "Andrew Gillis" <apgmaa@earthlink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 22:14:17 -0700
Subject: [CR]Re: Celo Europa


I first met Marcel Calborne in May or June of 1979 when I first moved to Southern California. I was doing the tour of local bicycle bicycle shops, and when I visited his Manhattan Beach shop for the very first time (with my Campy NR/SR equipped Richard Sachs in hand) the first words out of his mouth were "Who the hell sold you that piece of s**t!"

The small 3" x 5" card by his cash register also had the hand written inscription "What do you want and why do you bother me?"

I recall several other individuals, some of them long time customers, who eventually received the same 'charitable' treatment.

If you do visit him, wear a flameproof suit and carry a mortar launcher, just in case.

Andrew Gillis (Long Beach, CA)