Re: [CR]Mafac back in the peloton..

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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 07:26:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Feldman <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mafac back in the peloton..
To: Norris Lockley <>,
In-Reply-To: <001301c4496c$b9a488c0$e5207ad5@oemcomputer>

Actually, Bicycle Specialties in Toronto sells steel cross frames they label "Alcyon." David Feldman VAncouver, WA --- Norris Lockley <> wrote:
> yes.. it seems as though the French cycle industry ,
> or what little remians of it, is attempting to make
> a come-back, largely by reviving some of those good
> old names from its glorious past.
> The other week I noticed that Cycles France Loire
> are putting more bikes into the Auchan supermarkets
> of France bearing the Mercier name, alongside those
> already proclaiming "Poulidor , while Champion
> shops are using the illustrious LEJEUNE brand. - not
> seen around for some while since some Arabs bought
> the company in the late 80s/early 90s and made a
> hash of it. Sometime in the interim the original
> owner tried a relaunch of the brand but without much
> success.
> Meanwhile a close friend of mine who, in the early
> 80s adopted the brands Geliano, Rozelli, and Canelli
> to promote the frames his company hand-produced in
> the Loire valley, not far from Blois, has finally
> reverted to his French origins by using his own, and
> original brand name of J-M DURET on about 50% of his
> production. I have heard rumours, but nothing more,
> that the HELYETT brand might be reintroduced.
> Even the Jacques ANQUETIL brand was about to be
> relaunched a few years ago, in the ownership of the
> master time-trialist's daughter, with none other
> than that master-craftsman and perfectionist welder
> of alloy frames, Andre Sabliere, in charge of
> production. Alas, that project was short-lived.
> Anyone laying bets on the return of Alcyon,
> Automoto, Dilecta .?
> Norris Lockley... wishing he could find a 1946
> Simplex rod front "clanger" to complete his
> Dilecta..