Re: [CR]emories about Campania and more questions...


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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:42:58 -0500
From: "George Allen" <jgallen@lexairinc.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]emories about Campania and more questions...
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Dale Brown wrote:
> Fascinating bits of history, Tom! Thanks so much...
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>So, let me see if I understand this correctly... Campania was a Japanese made frame set and you folks assembled the bikes in the USA from separate parts??
>The frames were from one source or various?
>I didn't know there was a Pro model, do you recall it's specs (components)?
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>Do you think we might get some pics of that Pro that you referred to & then maybe I can make a CR page to recall this brand?
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>Greensboro, North Carolina USA
>http://www.classicrendezvous.com
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Thomas Hillman <tom@hughsonumc.com>
>To: Classic Renedezvous List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Sent: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:22 am
>Subject: [CR]Campania Imported by Lloyd Doctor- Memories about Campania
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>I worked at Campania for about a year and one-half back in the day
>1972-1973 in the midst of the Bike Boom.
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>I am real glad I never took LLoyd up on his offer to hire me full time
>and make bicycles my carreer.
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>The bikes were almost fully assembled and only required installing
>pedals and handlebars when received at the L.B.S.. We put the bikes
>together and even adjusted the derailleurs and brakes. The warehouse
>was located off of Victory Blvd in Van Nuys on Hayvenhurst Ave in the
>San Fernando Valley.
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>Oh, back to Lloyd Doctor, he and H.C. McIver (his grandfathers name)
>the name of the company, became a victim of the Bike Bust. He relocated
>to Seattle and worked for Raliegh for awhile.
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>I cycled to work the 25 miles one way to work each Saturday and School
>breaks from Culver City (West Los Angeles) to Van Nuys over Sepulveda
>Pass. Not a difficult ride but when you are 15 years old it seemed a
>long way.
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>The Campania Professional was my first sew-up bike and I rode it
>everywhere in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Your first "good bike"
>seems like your first serious girl friend, the memories always are
>better then the reality...
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>I recently traded a friend for another Campania Professional and it now
>seems a bit heavy but has steeper head angle and handles crisply.
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>I sold the original bike to buy a Whitcomb that had the most gorgeous
>wrap around seat stays, it was imported for an early 1970's L.A. bike
>show to show off Barrie Whitcombs skills. I still have that bike and it
>has been restored by Ed Litton after touring with it over 50,000 miles.
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>(The Doctor's have been long time family friends and I still touch base
>every couple years. Of course that is how I got the job in the first
>place as Lloyd was a cousin to my sister's boyfriend at the time.)
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>Tom "I rode my Fiorelli Track Bike with a Delta front brake today"

>Hillman

>Modesto, CA

>U.S.A.