Re: [CR]Re: Crescent Ebay Outing.....

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 12:42:43 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Crescent Ebay Outing.....
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marc jones wrote:
> I had a Cresent like this one back in 1975, and it wasn't orange!
> Mine was built in 72 or so and was still in the box unbuilt in 1975.
> Strange mix of a 531 frame, tipo hubs steel cranks and steel suntour
> GTs.
> On a side note if you have a Cresent catalog stop looking at the girl
> on the front for a minute and you'll find a picture of a 1880s or so
> Cresent that had just made it back to Sweden. That 1880s bike came
> from Bill Morgan who owned Morgan's Bike Shop in Mishawaka, IN.
> That's how he became a Cresent dealer , and that was my first job in
> a bike shop in 1975.
> Also my first "10 speed" was a Cresent, it was a high ten frame with
> very odd lugs. The lugs only covered the joints and didn't wrap
> around the headtube.
> Oh yeah, both were blue!

My brother has a very nice 70s vintage Crescent.

I can't help but wonder -- is this the "Crescent" of "Crescent wrench" fame?


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA