[CR]urago rando bike on french ebay

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

From: "Charles Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 08:19:58 -0700
Subject: [CR]urago rando bike on french ebay

Mr. Maasland wrote:

Message: 11


For somebody into French cyclotouring bikes this seems like quite an interesting nugget.

Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ USA


I have a bike very like this one, from Stella, probably the same vintage, probably exactly the same parts and set-up. These integrated rando bikes from the 50s/60s appear to have been mid-line-type products, but are quite elaborate in the parts and build. frame tubing on mine is probably fairly heavy, but it has things like the flat-rail saddle and matching post, purpose-made and painted racks front-and-rear and matching fenders. I'm thinking almost none of these things ended up in the US..they were all for regional consumption.

Very interesting bikes in any case. Mine weighs a ton, but rides like an ocean-liner in calm seas. Very pleasant.

Charles Andrews
Los Angeles