[CR]bottom feeders?

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 09:46:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: "john strizek" <lyonstrings@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODjhyMVYUQM000015e6@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]bottom feeders?

For Dave Snyder; I guess we Sacramento area folks are just bottom feeders with no class. I too have several Raleighs and Peugeots. Admittedly they are low end bikes. I have had most for years and never been let down by them. I have a couple of Schwinns, one an old tanked balloon model and the other a Paramount. I certainly don't think of the Paramount as a high end bike. It rides like a truck, but it is an American built frame at a time when custom builders were not on every corner. My happiest ride eepitomizes poor brazing. It is a Sear free spirit made by Puch. Sure it is all 531 but it is not masterfully brazed. Despite the lack of quality in assembly it has a comfortable, predictable, and resilient ride. The only real change I made was to change the
   hideous metallic ripe lemon color. This is hands down the ugliest color. It surpasses my brown Raleigh Pro' in being unappetizing to look at. I would like to find another in good shape to restore to original despite its "pukey" look. I would like to find a decent Raleigh Super Course or a bike like Adam's sister's frame. So when in Sacramento call me when you have no class.John StrizekSacratomato California USA