Re: [CR]Torelli/Chairman Bill on French vs Italian, stirring that pot

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 05:28:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Torelli/Chairman Bill on French vs Italian, stirring that pot
To: Kirk Albers <kirkalbers@prodigy.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <006a01c58d22$943a2450$6601a8c0@KirkVaio>


Mariposas are indeed built by Mike Barry. I've been to his shop in Toronto a couple of times now. He has a pile of autographed cards of his son in US Postal kit (perhaps he'll have some in the Discovery Channel livery soon). The younger Michael is married to Dede Demet, a former noted elite international rider and past Canadian national champion. At least some of her accomplishments came on Mariposa bikes Mike built for her, one of which is on display in his shop. In addition to his own bikes, Mike has at the shop a wonderful collection of classic bikes. Definitely a place to visit if you're in Toronto. I'll have that pleasure at least once more, when I go to collect the Mercian KOM and the 1974 Raleigh International on which Mike is repairing dents.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Kirk Albers <kirkalbers@prodigy.net> wrote:


> Sheldon "Not Forgetting Mariposa" Brown
> Newtonville, Massachusetts

For trivia sake, I believe Mariposas are built by Mike Barry, the father of Mike Barry (Discovery Channel Pro Team rider). I know for sure little Mike raced on them on as a junior and early senior. A bit more info: http://www.bikespecialties.com/pelo.html

Regards,

Kirk Albers
Upper Arlington, OH