Re: [CR] Peugeot PY10 vs. Raleigh Team Pro - was:

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 16:33:27 +0000

Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 06:49:03 -0700 (PDT) From: Fred Rafael Rednor <> To: Subject: Re: [CR]Peugeot PY10 vs. Raleigh Team Pro - was: Torelli/ChairmanBill...

> So get over this finish and > lugwork fixation... > I'm so glad Peter brought that up. The French builders - even the expensive ones - seem not to expect their frames to be inspected from a distance of 2 inches (50mm). Their aesthetic appears to be based on having the bike look pleasing from a distance of a few feet.

The French bikes strike me like the ingenues in French movies - i.e. flawed but beautiful, nevertheless.
        Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA) Yes! The French bikes and parts are, well, French! It's the passion, the chinks in the armor, the flaws that make them charming. There's room for all of this stuff - British, Italian, French, American, and many, many others, in no particular order. The reason we can like them all is sometimes *because of* their unique and different approaches to building bikes. Greg "unintentional cheerleader" Parker Dexter, Michigan