Re: [CR]Frejus Answers

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Campagnolo)

Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 12:24:49 -0500
From: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Frejus Answers
To: losgatos_dale@yahoo.com
References: <20031202153503.19207.qmail@web41506.mail.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Wonderful and relatively rare late Frejus Pro. Darn reasonable too, especially given the condition. Maybe 1974 or so. Shortly after this Mr. Bozzi was shot and the brand declined, losing the signature seat stay attachments for example.

Has the later downtube decal. I think the later decal but early type seat stay attachment only occurred for a few years. Less chrome than earlier versions. My 1967 has chrome ends and head lugs.

This bike still has the older type frame geometry and will ride very nicely. I think it will have heavier guage tubing (27.0 or 26.8 seatpost for a start) as this was the Frejus way until they tightened the geometry late in the game. It also probably makes it a US spec bike because Tommy Avenia held back on changing the geometry and you see shorter wheelbase Italian spec bikes with the later decals.

The Cinelli stem and bars may be replacements. Ambrosio/TTT was located in Torino so Frejus had a relationship with the hometown supplier. But that could have changed when they moved production to Milan.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale B. Phelps"
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Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: [CR]Frejus Answers



> No real questions "per se"....just hoping any Frejus affectionados
> might wish to correspond/share/hoot and holler with me about the item I
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>
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> Dale Phelps
> Boulder CO
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