[CR]Questions regarding Limongi

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: marcus.e.helman@gm.com
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:35:56 -0400
Subject: [CR]Questions regarding Limongi

I just bought a Limongi. Pictures here: eBay item 7104430828. The workmanship is nice. It is pretty understated with no cut outs and no chrome at all. The seat stays wrap up and come to points that almost touch on top of the seat tube lug. I like the French style of cutting the stay ends back at the dropouts. The fork crown is almost flat. The fork blades go far down onto the fork ends. The fork ends look almost like shoes under long pants. The chainstay has an extra loop brazed on aft of the cable stop that serves as a guide for the housing. The bike also has the worst decals I have ever seen. The decal on the head tube is nice enough, but the decals on the seat and down tubes are separate stick-on letters: L, I, M, etc. and in one case they are not even that straight. They are the same color as the head tube decal, but in worse shape.

Now I have a couple of questions

About Limongi: Pepe Limongi was a French builder who did some work for Paris-Sport here in the US. This bike says Made in France. That is all I have been able to find out. Does anyone know anything else about him?

About the brake levers: The parts are all pre-CPSC Nuovo Record except for the brake levers. The lever part of the levers are Super Record. The body part of the levers are lighter colored than I have seen before, and they lack that slit in the front that makes cable replacement easier. The lever parts also seem to fit more loosely into the body parts than on my other set of Super Record brakes. I am guessing that I have some lower level of brake lever body, married to Super Record levers. Does this sound reasonable?

Marcus Helman
Huntington Woods, MI