RE: [CR]Automoto

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser)

From: "robert st.cyr" <rpstcyr@hotmail.com>
To: Morgan Fletcher <morgan@hahaha.org>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Automoto
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:42:12 -0700
In-Reply-To: <4814E00F.2020709@hahaha.org>
References: <4814E00F.2020709@hahaha.org>


Morgan, I am not an AutoMoto expert but I do own a 1952 TDF model that is mostly or iginal. Mine has been rattle-can painted red (was originally violet flambou yant) and has the incorrect rear wheel and front brake.My guess is that you r bike is from the 1930's or 1940's. The brakes and rims are not correct an d I don't think the crank is correct. It is possible your bike originally h ad a single chain ring and no front derailleur. The lugs and head badge are different then mine and look similar to some AutoMoto examples on the CR w eb site from the 1930's.

Robert St.Cyr Sacramento, California USA> Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 13:20:31 -0700> From: mo rgan@hahaha.org> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [CR]Automoto>
   > I recently bought this Automoto:> > http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/ morgan/morganbikes/automoto> > It looks to be missing a front derailleur, a nd I don't think the wheels > are original. It could be made to fit me with
   a longer seatpost. Can you > tell me anything about it, when it was made, etc?> > I'm intrigued by it, and the racing history that goes with the marq ue. I > have briefly ridden it, but it will need a little more attention to
   be > rideable. I'd like to find a front derailleur for it, if you have one
   > suitable you'd sell.> > Morgan Fletcher> Oakland, CA> __________________ _____________________________> Classicrendezvous mailing list> Classicrende zvous@bikelist.org> http://www.bikelist.org/mailman/listinfo/classicrendezv ous _________________________________________________________________ Make i'm yours.  Create a custom banner to support your cause. http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Contribute/Default.aspx?source=TXT_TAGHM_ MSN_Make_IM_Yours