Re: [CR]Cirque Dates and Themes


Example: Framebuilders:Masi

From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:58:57 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Cirque Dates and Themes


Original Message: ----------------- From: Kahrl, Michael Michael.Kahrl@andrew.com Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:16:41 -0400 To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Cirque Dates and Themes

" How did 19 year old Dave Stohler in the movie Breaking Away come to afford a f ully Campy Masi? I couldn't afford even a used Paramount in 1979 and I wa s gainfully employed as a naval officer at the time. "

That was hinted at the beginning of the movie when Dave is accused of "you

really think you're Italian after WINNING that Italian bicycle..." W hich, of course, begs the question what was Dave supposedly riding to win in the

first place? Probably a Sears Free Spirit with the handlebars turned up.

But yes.. we need to do newspaper route price barometer on all this st uff. I delivered The Evening Star here in Washington and in a very posh part of

town (Georgetown) where you'd get $25 from Katherine Graham (and she owned

the Post!) as an Xmas tip. And I still could only afford a Peugeot UE-8.

This stuff cost a fortune. I remain convinced many of us, certainly, the

undersigned, are merely buying what we coveted when we were 17 and this wa s all cutting edge cool stuff. And in real dollars, it's cheaper now, too.

Besides we don't have to explain to mom why we just spent $550 on a Cinell i SC rather than save it for college. Er.. well hold on, that's why we have wives now, I guess.

As for Chuck going instead for a motorcycle instead of a bike as a chick magnet, remember that Dave with the Masi wound up with two girls and one o f them was French. What could be better than that?

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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