Re: [CR]Second Tier Bicycles Worth Mentioning


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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Second Tier Bicycles Worth Mentioning
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 16:02:17 -0700
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Jerry Prigmore wrote:
>
>> From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt(AT)earthlink.net>
>> Subject: Re: [CR]Second Tier Bicycles Worth Mentioning
>> Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 15:15:24 -0700
>>
>> Periodically on the list there is this plaintive cry from some soul,
>> "Why don't you guy's ever discuss my one true love, the (fill in the
>> blank with your personal fav bike... mine would be the sublime Sears,
>> Roebuck and Company, 'Free Spirit' 10-speed bicycle from 1968)."
>>
>
> You know, Chuck, I'd enjoy your posts more if you could try
> injecting just a
> little bit of humor into them.
>
> Jerry G. Prigmore
> Clovis, California, USA
>
> P.S. It's nice to see that you're not just some bike snob. The
> Free Spirit is my favorite, too, followed closely by the Roadmaster
> (of course), and the Open Road by Montgomery Ward, classics all.
> Granted, they lack some of the snob appeal of the best Huffy and
> Murray models, but to me they can stand on their own in any
> discussion of fine bicycles.

Here's the answer to was there ever a real "J.C. Higgins" (as in J.C. Higgins bicycles, sold by Sears). The J.C. Higgins brand disappeared shortly after Sears introduced the Ted Williams brand of sporting and recreation goods in 1961. http://www.searsarchives.com/brands/jchiggins.htm

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, CA USA