RE: [CR] Re:Frejus


From: "Mick Butler" <pariscyclesuk@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR] Re:Frejus
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 21:44:33 +0000


Dave Patrick was asking about Jaggard Mills business who were the British distributors for Frejus. I think Dennis Jaggard was one of the brothers involved with the business. He was an excellent road racer in the 1940's and I think he was connected with the Barnet Cycling Club. The lads from the Barnet had a reputation for liking a light ale.

Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.


>From: "Dave Patrick" <Patrick@aardvark-pro.com>
>Reply-To: <Patrick@aardvark-pro.com>
>To: "'Mick Butler'" <pariscyclesuk@hotmail.com>
>Subject: RE: [CR] Re:Frejus
>Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 13:52:11 -0400
>
>Mick,
>
>I'm a bit of a Frejus fanatic and I heard a story about the Jaggard Mills
>people, something about them being brothers perhaps and that there was a
>pub
>near their location, how they were quite the drinkers etc. Have you heard
>any of this? They were only in business for 2-3 years maybe? Thought I
>would ask, since we're on the topic. Thanks.
>
>
>Dave Patrick
>Chelsea, Michigan
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
>[mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Mick Butler
>Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:40 PM
>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: RE: [CR] Re:Frejus
>
>
>
>This is a bit of a coincidence we were only talking about Frejus bikes on
>our Sunday club run. One of my old cycling mates had just given me a
>photocopy of an original Jaggard Mills catalogue. These were the British
>distributors for Frejus.
>1950 wheelbase lengths: Supercorsa 41": Corsa 40.5": Strada 42.25":
>Hope this answer your query.
>
>Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.
>
>
>
>
>
> >From: "jeremylieberman@earthlink.net" <jeremylieberman@earthlink.net>
> >Reply-To: jeremylieberman@earthlink.net
> >To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> >Subject: [CR]Frejus/Legnano owners
> >Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 12:27:06 -0400
> >
> >I am looking to purchase a 50's or 60's Frejus or Legnano 59-61c-c size
> >frame/bike. Trying, indeed to 'ride' the bikes of the 50's as was
> >recommended to me on this board. I choose Frejus and/or Legnano as they
> >seem to be the last of the truly affordable as well as well built and
>good
> >to ride bikes from this era. (at least from Italy) (if anyone disagrees
> >with this please feel free to let me know)
> >
> >The only problem I have is that on ebay (the main place in which to find
> >these) often you never know which model is which. Also I've seen several
> >Frejus bikes locally in the NYC area, and strangly was told seemingly
> >random dates of build for them, that seem wrong- eg I saw what was said
>to
> >be a early 70's Frejus with a wheelbase I measured at over 42 in. long
>and
> >I saw another said to be from the 60's with a wheelbase of 41 in. long?
> >
> >I assume the 50's and early 60's Frejus's had the 42 in wheelbases and
>they
> >got shorter into the late 60's and 70's? Anyone expert on these bikes
>care
> >to let me know some facts about them? Thanks,
> >Jeremy Lieberman
> >NYC, NY
> >
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