Re: Gitane vs Peugeot, was Re: [CR]question about peugeots, px-10's

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Campagnolo)

Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:18:14 -0700
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Subject: Re: Gitane vs Peugeot, was Re: [CR]question about peugeots, px-10's

PC Kohler wrote: So yep I'd love a Gitane but one with all French sexy components, please... a French frame with Italian bits on it? What's the point of that?

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Accuracy maybe? Hopefully noone believes road bikes have ever come from only one country.

-jack bissell, tucson, az _____________

Peter Wrote:

"Well folks can "believe" anything they want! But pray tell what was non Italian manufacture on most Italian racing bikes c. 1960-80s? My Cinelli SC does have a Brooks saddle. The rest is tutti Italiani.

The only foreign bit on a PX-10 is what? Well the Reynolds tubing! Or maybe the Brooks saddle if that's what was fitted.

Today of course it's quite different but CR period bikes... yep, that's Italian. Or French. Not belief or opinion. Just the list of components." *****

If light of new information from PC, everyone with a late 40s to 83 Cinelli if your bike is to be accurate you have to remove all of your

Reynolds 531 tubes Fischer BB shells Simplex/MAFAC/TA/Stronglight/Mavic/Shimano Dura-Ace AX parts Scheeren/Mavic/Super Champion/Weinmann/Roval/Saavedra/Assos rims Barum, Continental, Hutchison tires Brooks/Ideale saddles Velox tape and bar plugs, (+ Mexican Benotto?)

What jingoistic crap!!

-jack bissell,