Re: [CR]Roger Rivere

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 08:54:51 -0800 (PST)
From: John Barry <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Roger Rivere
To: Syke - Deranged Few M/C <>, Classic Rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <>


What year is the Grand Prix? Also curious about the Super Course - Is it not the right size for you? The Super Course is a notch or two nicer than the Grand Prix of the same era.


John Barry Mechanicsburg, PA

--- Syke - Deranged Few M/C <>

> 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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