[CR]FW: French Verdin

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From: "Gijs Roovers" <gijsroovers@home.nl>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:44:48 +0200
Subject: [CR]FW: French Verdin

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: Gijs Roovers [mailto:gijs@idbike.com] Verzonden: vrijdag 27 augustus 2004 15:41 Aan: 'classicrendezvous@bikelist.org' Onderwerp: FW: French Verdin

Hello fellow bicycle enthousiasts ,

My name is Gijs Roovers, I'm from Goirle, the Netherlands, 54 years of age and an active long distance cyclist. The rides I have done are Paris Brest Paris 3 x; of course Grand randonneur 4 times, did about 9 600 km rides and numerous times Liege Bastogne Liege etc. I hope to be healthy for a long time and to be able to continue cycling.

I have been interested in bicycles already for a long time, and have a little collection of derailleurs, the oldest one just before WW2, up to the 1980's. I recently acquired this Verdin randonneur bicycle, I intend to do a couple of 200km rides on it and if all goes well , perhaps also my next entry in Paris Brest Paris in 2007.

to give you an idea of the Verdin bicycle (randonneur type) , see the following pic's

The frame is my size and the velo rides quite relaxed, a very nice riding postion and the handlebars are comfortable. I could not find any information on the internet , I would be glad with information about this producer and model and possibly find pictures for colour schemes etc.

Thanks in advance

Gijs Roovers
Bankven 35
5052BA Goirle
The Netherlands , Europe