Re: [CR]Touring on vintage lightweights

(Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic)

From: "Terry McClintock" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Touring on vintage lightweights
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 23:28:15 -0700

I have an off-the-shelf '72 Motoconfort tourer by Motobecanne. It's plain gauge Reynolds and has a 48/32 TA crank, Huret Allvit Luxe derailleurs, Mafac cantis, randonneur bars, Super Champion/Maillard Luxe Competition wheels, stainless fenders, proprietary racks front and rear and integrated lighting. It's not light (he understates), but it has a really nice all-day ride and is very stable. Maybe not for the randonneur/randonneuse/randonnette who could afford a bespoke touring bike but a nice all-in-one package for the common man and a blast wide open down a steep grade.

Terry McClintock
San Francisco