Re: [CR]French tubes...was top tube cable clips


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot

From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net, nickzz@mindspring.com, tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 16:58:04 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]French tubes...was top tube cable clips


Original Message: ----------------- From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 12:20:56 -0800 (PST) To: nickzz@mindspring.com, tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]French tubes...was top tube cable clips

"I agree with you about French components on French bikes, but the fact is

that Campy components were so popular that most French manufacturers sold an all-Campy model in the 70's. And by the mid-80's, even Peugeot had relented and were selling a Campy NR/SR PZ-10."

Yep, the old debate resurfaces. But after enjoying my '81 PXN-10 with al l its period correct upgraded top o' the line Spidel-Simplex-Stronglight-Maillard components, totally French, I am hardpressed to appreciate the allure of Campagnolo. Sure Italian bikes a re great (I love my Cinelli) but you guys out there who don't have an all-French racing bike in your stable... well, you honestly don't kn ow what you're missing! My "died and gone to heaven" bike has to be a 753 tubed '8 1 Peugeot PY-10.

Plus French racing bikes are far better babe magnets than Italian ones. Honest. I was on my PXN-10 last Sunday and was stopped at a light when t his car pulls up and the driver, a handsome French lady of about 70 (and doubtless quite a looker back in the day), launched into an enthusiastic discourse about French racing bikes and cyclists like you wouldn't believe . I swear she dated Jacques Anquetil or Roger Pingeon. Or maybe both. If I were on my Cinelli, she wouldn't have bothered to roll down her window..

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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