[CR]Re: Marinoni

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 13:28:07 -0400
From: Edward Albert <ealbert@bellatlantic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Marinoni

I lived and raced in Toronto during the mid 1970's and for a time it seemed that just everybody was riding Marinoni's. Over the years I owned and raced on three cutom bikes of his each time making the trip to his workshop (next to his house) north of Montreal. The stories about him in the racing community were legion. For a time it seemed that every bike was a Marinoni because when people brought their bikes to him for repaints he put his own decals on them. So, Gios, Viner, Masi, etc....it didn't matter they all came out Marinoni. At first we all thought he was just bringing in generic Italian frames and painting them as his own because there were just so many of them, and they all looked different. At least that was the story that circulated in the Peloton. Also the rumor was that when AMF had a top North American team (Steve Bauer being their most prominent member) the AMF bikes they rode were all Marinoni's.
      The thing was that he was so reasonably priced that when you crashed out on one you just ordered another. Eddie Albert Chappaqua, NY