[CR]RE: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 16, Issue 63

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From: Dave Hickey <Dhickey@caribbeantrans.com>
To: "'classicrendezvous@bikelist.org'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 13:20:03 -0400
Subject: [CR]RE: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 16, Issue 63

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Today's Topics:

1. Re: Ochsner Frameset: Can you tell me about it? (John Everett) 2. Re: Rescued Bike: Possible Paramount (stevens) 3. Canadian Builders of note - Gilles Bertrand (Grant McLean) 4. Re: Raleigh Buying Up Their Betters (sam Lingo) 5. Ochsner Frameset: Can you tell me about it? (Rick Paulos) 6. Re: Canadian Builders of note (Paul and Maureen Williams) 7. Re: Canadian Builders of note - Gilles Bertrand (Paul and Maureen Williams) 8. Re: possible Paramount? 9. Oscar Egg and Contact problems Michael & Ann (Pete Paine) 10. Re: Tesch question 11. Re: Canadian Builders of note (Grant McLean) 12. Re: Raleigh Buying Up Their Betters (kohl57@starpower.net) 13. Ebay Outing (Hilary Stone) 14. RE: Canadian Builders of note (Mick Butler) 15. RE: Brit v Italian bikes (sam Lingo)


Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 10:40:32 -0500 From: "John Everett" <jeverett3@earthlink.net> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Ochsner Frameset: Can you tell me about it? Message-ID: <407E66A0.25292.14919D12@localhost> In-Reply-To: <BAY12-F951kJMUMQJtm00038b5a@hotmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT Precedence: list Message: 1

On 15 Apr 2004 at 13:03, John Clay wrote:
> I've got an Ochsner roadracing frameset that dates from ~ 1982. It has a
> few, small paint chips but otherwise appears as new. The previous/original
> owner said he put 2,000 miles on it and the condition of the groupset is
> consistant with that claim. It then hung on a wall for ~20 years.
> Can anyone tell me about it? Builder reputation, is the frame special in any
> way, history of the make, collectable, value, anything else?

As I recall these were Swiss built frames imported by Othon Ochsner (Ochsner International) in the Chicago area. I have no idea who actually built the frames.

BTW, at one time Ochsner was also the US importer of Vitus, and possibly other European marques.

For more info: http://tinyurl.com/2tl2j

jeverett3@earthlink.net (John V. Everett)


Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 08:59:59 -0700 From: "stevens" <stevens@veloworks.com> To: "John Clay" <jmedclay@hotmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Rescued Bike: Possible Paramount Message-ID: <20040415155959.M46239@veloworks.com> In-Reply-To: <BAY12-F42N9svdtPBA60002b327@hotmail.com> References: <BAY12-F42N9svdtPBA60002b327@hotmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Precedence: list Reply-To: stevens@veloworks.com Message: 2

E74381 would be the 381st frame built in May, 1974


On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 15:04:25 +0000, John Clay wrote
> I recently rescued a frame from a likely trip to the dump. I got it
> for frame repair practice but since there was absolutely nothing
> wrong with it I decided to set it up as a single speed to keep at
> the office for errands. It has no head badge but after checking
> around it appears to be a Paramount. The serial number is on the
> left rear drop and is E74381 which would make it a 1952 bike if a
> website I visited is correct.
> Is this frame too nice/rare/collectable to use as a utility beater?


> Thanks

> John Clay