Re: [CR]French frame with split seat tube!

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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 13:10:25 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]French frame with split seat tube!

In a message dated 10/21/03 9:14:28 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> Does anyone know of a French made frame that had a seat tube that was
> split to allow for a short wheel base. In other words the seat tube split
> and went around the wheel. The frame may have been produced in the 80s so
> if it is out of the CR time line please respond off list.

Hi Mike, That would be MecaCycle, made in St. Etienne and imported by Wm. Lewis Imports. The lower portion of the one I owned was made from two fork blades. I have some decals (that say "Turbo" along with the Vitus stickers) if anyone needs
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA