[CR]Liberia Cycles - was - Alan frames

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From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20031025150109.IUSM2651.mta1-rme.xtra.co.nz@[]> <049901c39b0e$715fd860$efddfea9@mooshome> <BAY5-DAV53W11UEu0mC0004425b@hotmail.com> <04e001c39b1c$b9813c70$efddfea9@mooshome>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 18:48:48 -0500
Subject: [CR]Liberia Cycles - was - Alan frames

Liberia !

I'm the very proud owner of a Liberia I picked up cheap on eBay . It was one step away from being stripped for parts .

There is nothing really too special about the one I have , other than it is a nearly perfectly preserved time capsule of "The Bike Boom" of the very early 1970's , and it was probably the top-of-the-line from Liberia .

It's a wonderful smorgasbord of "bike-boom" bicycle bits , Stronglight 93 crankset , Campagnolo Nuovo Record derailleur set ( '72 rear ) , Mafac Competition brake set , Milremo hubs with Super Champion rims , Belleri stem and handlebar . Everything is entirely original except the saddle . And the paint is that dark-brown metallic root-beer , or metallic coffee , depending on what your favorite beverage might be .

The frame retains all of its original stickers and decals , including the Vitus tubing decals ( steel tubing of course ! ) , and the foil head-tube sticker , with its duplicate sticker on the seat tube .

Those foil stickers proudly proclaim :


Grenoble France

There is no trace of any model name that I can find .

Of course , that does NOT mean that they actually had all of their bicycles made there . Perhaps some were made in Belgium , some in France , some who knows where !

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas

----- Original Message -----
From: "jerrymoos"
To: "HENRY V CARLSON III" ; "Wayne Davidson"

<wayne.collect@xtra.co.nz>; "CR BIKE LIST" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2003 12:23 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Alan frames

Sure that isn't "Cycles Francais"? That would mean "French Cycles", which is interesting, because I always thought Liberia was Belgian, or maybe Dutch. Lou, is Liberia in your guide?


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

----- Original Message ----- From: HENRY V CARLSON III To: Wayne Davidson ; CR BIKE LIST ; jerrymoos Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2003 11:50 AM Subject: Re: [CR]Alan frames

I'm new to the CR list. I recently became the owner of a 10 speed bike labeled "Liberia" on one chain stay is a label "Cycles Francis". It is equipped with Sachs/Huret, Stronglight, and Mavic. With drilled out chainrings I'm guessing it is a 1970's model. Any insight you can share would be appreciated. thanks...