Re: [CR]Peugeot


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:21:03 -0800 (PST)
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Peugeot
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <DC96C4F5-1EC0-4D2F-A5E5-EB44DB478ADE@telia.com>


--- Michael Klein <m.klein@telia.com> wrote: > > And for the esthetically inclined here is my Peugeot > Carbon Fiber from 83/4 I believe. This was used by > Pascal Simon and has only one peugeot sticker on the > Chainstay... > > http://velospace.org/node/6425

Mike,

Very nice bicycle. If this is actually the bicycle that Simon rode in the 1983 Tour, the original insignias have been removed from the frame. The 1983 Tour de France bikes had additional stickers, gaving the frame an appearance similar to the better steel Peugeot bikes from that period. Like this one: http://home.wanadoo.nl/peugeotshow/images/1984_1.jpg

It's a bit strange, since the 1983 catalogues show the plain version of the frame, just like yours. But photos from the 1983 race show the more "adorned" version. I also recall this pretty well. I was cylo-touring in France and Belgium at the time, and - for a few days - there were many photographs of Simon in the newspaper. Until he abandoned, he was leading the Tour while riding with a broken collarbone, so he received lots of attention. (I can't recall where I was when John Kennedy was shot, but I know exactly where I was when Pascal Simon abandoned the Tour.) AmitiƩs, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

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