Re: [CR]Oops, I just bought a Jean Brun


Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 07:16:12 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Roy <elroi170@snet.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Oops, I just bought a Jean Brun
To: Chris Collins <chris@eorbit.net>
In-Reply-To: <20060130232450.A28250@eorbit.net>
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Chris

I just wanted to add that I visited the Jean Brun shop in Geneva in September of '05...a nice little shop but very little inventory.They are still selling bikes under the Jean Brun name but I understand the manufacturing is contracted out.

Paul Roy Middlebury, CT

Chris Collins <chris@eorbit.net> wrote: Hello,

I put a token initial bid and ended up being the only bidder. $19.99.

The seller doesn't seem too terribly reliable but he says it is a 1968 Jean Brun.

http://tinyurl.com/d9hb9

It is a five speed, and has cool fenders and a bottle generator.

28" x 1 1/2 tires.....I assume 635mm.

I've never had a *real* classic bike: (1985 Miyata 1000, 1983 Bianchi Limited, 1983 Corsaro Avatar)

Now I have a 1968, obscure Swiss bike.

Here is my question, I am poor, and I don't really have much ability to restore a bike. If anything, it is to be a beater, around town bike.

Is it some kind of crime to ride a 'Classic' around town? Whaddo I do now?

--Chris