Re: [CR]Paris-Sport

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Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 10:09:48 -0400
From: "Joe Bender-Zanoni" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Paris-Sport
References: <000401c33fd2$0106c9d0$196efea9@e4n1c>

The Argentinean would have been Ramon Orero, a great builder of bikes under his own name. Looking at the the pictures on the CR website the chainstays have a shape that says Orero to me. Who built what at Paris Sport probably changed by the month so its all a guess. I could probably tell an Orero if I held it in my hand. He had a very distinctive line on all the finishing touches- quite refined.

My wife's Orero is very fine indeed and I have seen some even better examples.

----- Original Message -----
From: Leland Vall
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:09 AM
Subject: [CR]Paris-Sport

> Somehow I started to thinking about my bike and the place I bought it in
> 1982. It's a Vigorelli by Paris-Sport and I've never seen another like
> it--until I went to your website and there was the exact bike, same color
> and decals, although mine doesn't look like that anymore. However it is
> still equipped with almost the same mix of Campy Nuevo Record/Shimano Durra
> Ace that I had in those days.
> I think I met the builder and I thought he was Argentinean because I was
> wearing an Argentina World Cup shirt and he loved it. Argentina had
> recently won the World Cup. He might have also just been a guy in the
> workshop. I new that Cuevas worked there but I didn't think my bike was
> their top model so I didn't think that he made it. I saw bikes that had
> triangular cut-outs where the frame tubes met the dropouts and someone told
> me they were by Cuevas. Vic sold me the bike and I think I picked mine out
> before it was painted.
> ---------------------------------------
> Leland Vall
> Certified Alexander Instructor
> Manhattan and Queens
> (917) 239-6313