Re: [CR]Cirque Dates and Themes


Example: Books

Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 13:35:13 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Cirque Dates and Themes
References: <B4DB63332789614B9634745DAD2707D617CD34@awnjexch1.andrew.com>


"Kahrl, Michael" wrote:
>
> Peter Kohler wrote:
> "Now let's me honest: how many of us say aged 17-21 ever rode let alone own
> ed a Masi or a Cinelli?"
>
> Right On! Which brings to mind something that has always bothered me. 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.
>
> Anyone here buy a Masi in high school with their paper route savings?
>
> Michael Kahrl
> Columbus, Ohio

I had an Sturmey 3-sp English Racer I rode to Junior High in the late 50s (a Christmas present). But it was too uncool to ride a bike to High School, so I walked until I got my Learner's Permit and drove a '58 VW with Trafficators (semaphore turn signals that flipped out from the pillars).

Ride or own a Masi or Cinelli at age 17-21? Hell, I was getting a Honda 90 and dreaming of a Honda Super Hawk at that age. Screw bicycles! Chicks didn't dig 'em then.

A theme for the next Le Cirque? How 'bout motorcycles from the 1960s?

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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