[CR]Medici info needed


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Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 13:58:42 -0700
From: Jay Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Medici info needed

Just when you thought it was safe......

I have an opportunity to buy a bike that is supposed to be a Medici, however, the only part on the bike identifying it as a Medici is the pantographed stem. The lugs have no cut outs, braze ons include t.t. housing guides, shifter, front derailleur, and there are no decals except for a decal on the head tube which is unfamiliar to me. After spending half an hour in the archives searching for info, I am guessing that the frame might be an El Dorado or an El Camino. However, with all the posts on Medici, I didn't find any definitive info on DATES. In the 1980's, what Medici models were made and what were the dates?

I found this post by Peter Bridge, but no response by anyone to his info:

I was surprised by the headtube/seattube decal -- in place of the expected

lion rampant, is a shield outline, with a ringing bell, and the golden hills

of California in the background. As many of you will know, the Camino Real

(Royal Road) was the route the Spanish missionaries established in

California, with missions spaced a one day walk apart. I assume that the ringing bell

refers to those missions.

Can anyone offer any more info? Off list is okay, too.

Who's in charge of adding information to the C.R. main about Medici? There ain't no info, currently.

Thanks.
Jay Sexton
Sebastopol, CA