OK, to come totally clean, list member Mary Pfeiffer is, as we speak, restoring a Gianni Motta Personal for me. I try real hard to hate Italian bikes, but the tricolore paint job is major cool. Confession is good for the soul.
Jerry "Closet Italophile" Moos Houston, TX
> Too late to get good airfares. I did bring a minivan full of my French
> bikes to Cirque a couple of years ago, to try to get a little respect for
> the French. Anyone have a stainless steel Crescent they want to sell?
> Jerry Moos
> OK, I'll also confess to 3 Bianchis, 2 ALANS, 1 Legnano, 2 Schwinns
> (including a chrome Paramount), 2 Romics, 1 Teledyne, 2 Allegros, and a
> Juvela. Guess I've been collaborating a bit with the Oppressors.
> Houston, TX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chuck Schmidt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 8:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Velo Rendezvous is Anglo and Francophobic, Please show
> > jerrymoos wrote:
> > >
> > > What about Swedish (Crescent, Monarch), Dutch (Batavus, Gazelle),
> > > (Merckx, Flandria), Spanish (Zeus) and Canadian (CCM, Mariposa) bikes?
> > > Opressed bikes of the world unite!!!
> > Jerry, you need to bring your bikes to Pasadena next week so these
> > countries can receive their just due!!!
> > Incidentally, besides the Best of Show award there will also be awards
> > for Best North American, Best British, Best Italian, Best French, Best
> > Japanese, Best Lugs, Best Paint, Best Restoration, Best Original, Best
> > Neo-Classic and Most Personality.
> > And additional awards will be created on an as needed basis ;)
> > Chuck "Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses of bicycles"
> > South Pasadena, CA
> > .