Re: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bike builder's quality being ajoke


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From: LouDeeter@aol.com
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 17:58:25 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Peter Kohler's remarks on American bike builder's quality being ajoke
To: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net, tsan7759142@comcast.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/5/2004 5:34:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net writes:

I would agree with Peter that until the 80's or maybe late 70's there were extremely few top quality high volume American road bikes except Schwinn Paramount. There were always a few custom builders around, and more of them beginning in the 70's, but it was hard to walk into a shop and buy a top Well, perhaps except the Masi Gran Criterium which was an American made bike. I agree that it might have been hard to walk into a shop and find a nice American made road bike in the 70s though there were several builders making them then. I suspect most were custom or only available in a small geographical area. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL