[CR]Racing Classic/Vintage bikes - Revisited


Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 09:27:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: "sandranian@yahoo.com" <sandranian@yahoo.com>
To: Rendezvous Classic <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Racing Classic/Vintage bikes - Revisited

Well...the topic last week inspired me to take out my 1985 Gitane and race it, which I did last night.

Worked great - had a blast. My lead outs for our sprinter were evidence that the bike is only as fast as the engine! I have attached a picture as evidence...granted it was during a lull in the storm (I am on the left side of the picture, of course).

The bike is mostly super record, with C-record hubs and brake levers and Simplex shifters. Note the pretty but deadly Benotto bar tape - very disco, yes???

http://public.fotki.com/kennybz/bike_racing_photos/eldorado_park_tuesd/eldorado_51804/eldo-5-18-016.html

Stephan Andranian
Costa Mesa, CA