[CR]FREJUS by Thomas Avenia of NYC

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From: "Angel M Garcia" <wa2vuy@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:13:28 -0500
Subject: [CR]FREJUS by Thomas Avenia of NYC

A friend gave me a data sheet, from the late 60s I believe, from the Thomas Avenia store, 131 East 119th St, New York, NY, with the "specifications of custom built Frejus Bicycles stocked in New York". The components detailed for each model are: Tubing, Frame, Fork, Hubs, Rims, Tires, Derailleur, Gearing, Chain, Spokes, Brakes, Frame sizes, Colors.

The models listed (in this order): Tour de France 10 Speed Professional Record Supercorsa 10 Speed Professional Record Supercorsa 15 Speed Mezza-Corsa 10 Speed Juvenile 10 Speed Track-Standard Model Track- Professional Record Juvenile Track-Replica of Adult Model Grand-Sport 4 Speed Roadmaster-Men's and Ladies'

There are spaces for prices for each model but only the Professional Record Supercorsa 10 Speed has a price next to it: $215.00 (!!!).

If anyone is interested in a copy let me know; I'll need a self addressed stamped envelope (business size). If I get a few requests I'll pay for copying but if it's a lot of requests then I make ask for a little more.

Before my time but some things that caught my attention because I'm unfamiliar with some of this stuff: Balilla brakes, Pirelli Gran Premio tires "aged for long life", Columbus "19/22 Gauge" Tubing, Gearing: 51/54 (was everyone monster strong back then???), F.B. hubs (topic of recent discussion).

Angel Garcia
Long Valley, NJ