Oops, meant to do a "reply all" the first time I sent this.
> Is the spelling correct? If I remember my French from long ago a
> reference to mounting would be "montage". "Montagne" as I remember it is
> Maybe our CR francophile/phone can confirm. Sheldon what do you say?
> Norm Lafleur
> Ashfield, Ma.
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> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 4:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]
>> Just a thought, not having seen any photos-- Does this refer to the rear
>> derailleur mounting, with "montagne italien" meaning the same thing that
>> we call a Campagnolo (as opposed to Simplex, or "francaise") dropout?
>> Galen Poole
>> Jackson, MS
>>> From: Bob Reid <email@example.com>
>>> Date: 2005/10/10 Mon PM 01:32:12 EDT
>>> To: Classic Cycling List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Subject: [CR]
>>> Having recently acquired a 1950/51 Stella catalogue, I'm intriqued by
>>> the description accompanying the top "Tour de France" model (No.4) as
>>> follows "Aucune attache rapportée sur les tubes (montagne italien)"
>>> that (badly) translates as "No fastener brought back on the tubes
>>> (Italian assembly)". I've never came across this "Italian assembly"
>>> term before. Does anyone know what it meant ? - The images don't
>>> give anything away as they don't show the lugs in any detail other
>>> than they appear very plain.
>>> Any thoughts ?
>>> Bob Reid