Re: [CR]ebay outing: UO8


From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Wayne Davidson" <wayne.collect@xtra.co.nz>, "CR BIKE LIST" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20030627061049.YUEZ17410.mta3-rme.xtra.co.nz@[219.88.2.106]>
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: UO8
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 18:14:32 -0500


The OU-8 wasn't a racing bike, but it wasn't junk either. This was my first quality bike, and I loved it, once I replaced the Simplex Prestige derailleurs with Shimano. If you put aside snob appeal, the OU-8 was a good sport bike and a more than adequate tourer, better and lighter than anything made in high volmue in the US at the time, with the sole exception of the Schwinn Paramount. At the time the UO-8 arrived in the US, most Americans thought an "English Racer" was a high performance bike.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Davidson"
To: "CR BIKE LIST"
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: UO8



> Hi, I love emailing people that lable junk bikes as Racing bikes asking
> them details as to frame size, componets & weight etc, and guess what,
> you never get a reply, but I always have a chuckle to
> muself.......regards wayne davidson Invercargill NZ......