I'll keep my eyes open for that fork crown of yours!
Speaking of Marinoni frames, last week I saw the Marinoni track bike that Louis Garneau used to win the 1978 Canadian pursuit championships. It looks early 70s (did pista cranks have a date code? the ones on the bike did not) This bike had the fleur de lys on the fork crown, and lugs. (no surprise, since Louis is a "nationalist" believing Quebec is a distinct society, and should separate from Canada. no maple leaf for him!) The bike is white, with very 70's graphic decals. Wish I had my camera there. Unfortunately, the top and downtubes are slightly kinked.
Grant McLean Toronto.Ca
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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 06:05:30 +0000 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous) Subject: [CR]Makes that don't get no respect!
Reading the laments of those feeling the upcoming event in Pasadena does not
give sufficient recognition to certain countries or brands, who makes your list of the brands not get their fair share of recognition and why.
I would like to point out Marinoni out of Montreal. He has now been building
for 28 years and has likely produced more frames than any other builder in North America: probably close to 30,000. He offers what are probably the best deal on frames around. Back in the early 80's I had him build me three custom frames and each one was great. At the time, all his customers buying custom frames had the choice of a fork crown with pantographed maple leaves, fleur de lys, your initials or M for Marinoni. So if you come across a Marinoni frame
with the initials SM on the fork crown, let me know as it might be one of my
old ones. I am certain quite a few other list members have also gone through a Marinoni frame or two and would be interested to hear of just how many.