[CR]Is Cyclone Kool Enough for Weigle?

Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 21:14:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <8C9784A61952946-13BC-F886@WEBMAIL-RE10>
Subject: [CR]Is Cyclone Kool Enough for Weigle?

Recently unpacked my early 80's (I think) Peter Weigle frame that I had boxed up for a move 1 1/2 years ago. I had bought this from Mark Poore and he delivered to Larz a couple of years ago.

This bike has a spectacular multicolor (at least six colors) fade paint job. It also has an unusual combination of lugs and fillet brazing.

I'm thinking it's high time I built it up. But now the question arises, with what?

Since it has SunTour vertical DO's, SunTour seems appropriate. Plus I really like SunTour, but somehow never feel right about putting Japanese parts on a European frame. But, since there is a limited number of quality US parts, just about anything seems fair game for an American frame.

My first thought was Superbe or Superbe Pro. However, I find my Superbe inventory is pretty much limited to derailleurs and brakes. Also, I don't have a Superbe brazeon FD, which this frame requires.

On the other hand, I find I have pretty much a complete Cyclone gruppo, including a brazeon FD, track pedals, and the realtively rarely seen Cyclone crankset.

One thing I had read here was that Cyclone was lighter than any version of Superbe, so it might be thought of as the "Japanese Jubillee"

So, what say you? Is Cyclone kool enough for a Weigle, or is it sacrilege to even consider anything short of Superbe?

Maybe J.P. himself has an opinion on this.


Jerry Moos
Big Spring, TX