[CR]Roger Rivere

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Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 07:17:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Syke - Deranged Few M/C <sykerocker@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Roger Rivere

A couple of questions, as I'm trying to fill in the memory gaps from my bike shop days:

1. Anyone seen any of the Roger Rivere bikes around? I remember them being carried in the shop as an alternative to the unobtainable Schwinns and Raleighs back in the early 70's. As far as I know, there was only one model, a usual European base line bike - steel cottered crank, Simplex derailleurs, low line Mavic brakes, and a paint job that can best be classified as good quality rattle can. About the usual you'd expect for a $100.00 European bike back then with a few exceptions (Raleigh, et. al.).

2. I'm toying with picking up a cotterless crank set on eBay taken from a late 70's Raleigh Super Course (mainly for the gearing change), assuming I can pick it up cheaply enough. I assume this is a same threaded bottom bracket as my Gran Prix frame?

Maybe I have forgotten more than I care to admit . . . . .

George R. "Syke" Paczolt Montpelier, VA

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