Is this the pre '05 Cirque buying frenzy to get a french bike into your hands? Harvey passed me an early 70's Gitane Tour De France at Trexlertown this year. Rebuilt, cleaned up and took first ride today, and it's sublime, the real Gallic spirit. It may put my PX10 on the block. Thanks for the bike, Harve, now come on up and lets do a ride. Probably more detailed Gitane musings tonight, as this bike is speaking to me a lot today.
Tom Adams, Shrewsbury NJ
>From: "Tom Hayes" <email@example.com>
>To: "HM & SS Sachs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>
>Subject: [CR]Re: 2 Motobecane Grand Records F&F - or a Gran Jubile complete?
>Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 13:54:03 -0500
>And Harvey is even a better good guy: I will raise him another Motobecane
>Grand Record F&F, this one gray and black, 21 ct, Reynolds 531, Nervex lugs,
>for another $75.00 plus shipping. (And as a warning to Harvey, I have
>fifties Peugeot F&F to raise him again. This is just like on-line poker.
>Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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>From: "HM & SS Sachs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 12:17 PM
>Subject: 23" Motobecane Grand Record F&F - or a Gran Jubile complete?
> > Tom Hayes is such a good guy that I just have to "poach" on his offer,
> > I have a black and red 23" Motobecane Grand Record frame and fork for =
> > sale for $75.00 plus shipping if any are interested. I can give more =
> > details with jpegs should any on the list want them. This one appears =
> > to be mid to late seventies, Reynolds 531, English threading.
> > ++++++++++
> > As a special good only until it's sold (!), I'll raise him one with a
>Motobecane Gran Jubile, complete bike for $165. Vitus 172, blue/blue and
>pretty, Normandy Luxe Competition hubs, Stronglight 49d/TA double, Mafac
>Competition brakes with integral covers on handlebars, etc. Choice of FW.
>Proper (?) Simplex derailleurs and real metal shifters, metal headbadge and
>plastic "M" on seat tube. Will clean up and be right presentable for
>someone. FOB, McLean VA, but I pack for free!
> > harvey sachs
> > mcLean Va