[CR]Speaking Of Bike-Boom Bicycles

(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

From: "Raoul Delmare" <R.Delmare@Charter.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <jUsT.aNoTheR.mEsSaGe.iD.104164012418953@veloworks.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 19:58:42 -0600
Subject: [CR]Speaking Of Bike-Boom Bicycles

Steven L. Sheffield wrote :

> Steven L. Sheffield
> stevens at veloworks dot com
> veloworks at worldnet dot ay tea tee dot net
> bellum pax est libertas servitus est nescio robur est

Raoul Delmare ( Marysville, Kansas ) responds :

For those of us who have not been studying our Hetchins catalogs , and whose Latin is poor at best ( and who are feeling a bit lazy ) could you give us a translation into English ?

I understand war & peace & liberty .

And , speaking of Libertas ,

I have a really nice "Bike - Boom" era Liberia bicycle in the basement . It is currently NOT accessible . But it is safe and sound .

I bought it out of pity . It was just one step away from being stripped for parts , with the frame and fork thrown onto the scrap heap . It has many of those cheap foil stickers that die so quickly , and yet they're all in perfect condition . It has un-attractive , muddy-brown , paint . But it's fairly high-quality metallic paint . And the paint is in perfect condition . The derailleurs are Camp. Nuovo Record ( 1971 maybe ? ) . The crankset is a Stronglight 93 . But although the pedals are Lyotard , they are the cheapest steel . The stem is Belleri , and the handlebar is "engraved" . But the seatpost is plain chromed steel . The rims are very nice Super Champion ( 27-inch ) . But the hubs are either REG , or Milremo .

It's an early 1970's bike-boom time-capsule !!

Too bad it's way too small for me . But I got a great deal on it . And I saved it from an awful fate . Maybe someday I'll have just the girlfriend / wife / off spring , to be able to ride it .

Someday I'll un-earth it , and give it the total tune-up & overhaul it needs .

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas