Re: [CR]Mondia

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Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 12:10:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Mondia
To: jack_gabus@yahoo.com, CR <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, aldoross4@siscom.net
In-Reply-To: <48daa982.38d.2b2e.2054174726@siscom.net>


Well as some of you noticed, I bought the Mondia.  Maybe overpaid just a bit, but there was some sentimental value, as I remember these multicolor f ade Mondias from the late Heinz Linke's Lakewood Cycles in Lakewood, OH (Cl eveland West Side) in the early 70's, where I bought my first three lightwe ights, a Peugeot UO-8, a LeJeune F-70 and a Windsor Pro, plus a used Gitane TdF as a gift for a friend.  The Mondias were more expensive than those bikes, but damn they were pretty.

I had thought I might be making an appeal to the list for a Stronglight Swi ss fixed cup, but it turns out the BB is French, not Swiss.  I'l probably build up with a mix of French and Campy stuff, which is how I remember the top Mondias and Allegros.

The fork is a bit of a mystery, as some mentioned here, as it has eylets, w hile the rear DO's do not.  Some also questioned whether the crown is right for a Mondia.  I find the paint on the fork is noticeably fresher than the frame, but it is also a perfect match for the frame, both in color s and in the fade pattern.  So I suspect it is not original to this parti cular frame.  But I don't know if it is from another Mondia of the same e ra with the same paint scheme, or if someone replaced it with a non-Mondia fork, but got a really good painter to match the multi-color fade.

BTW, in regard to the lack of rear DO eyelets, anyone know of an adapter wh ich doesn't require clamping anything over the paint on the stays?  It oc curs to me one might sandwich the DO with a couple of small round plates an d rubber washers drilled in the center to accept the mounting bolts for rac ks and fenders.  Something similar to the Honjo hardware used to mount th e front fender under the fork crown.

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Texas, USA


--- On Wed, 9/24/08, aldoross4 wrote:


From: aldoross4 <aldoross4@siscom.net> Subject: Re: [CR]Mondia To: jack_gabus@yahoo.com, "CR" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 3:56 PM

Note also mudguard eyelets on the fork ends, but none on the rear dropouts.

Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio, USA

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Jack Gabus <jack_gabus@yahoo.com>
To: CR <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Mondia
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:45:22 -0700 (PDT)


> Troops:

>

> The Mondia that is up on EB right now lead me to a

> question.

>

> I have a few Mondias in my quiver but I have never seen

> that Fork Crown on a Mondia. I went to Bob Hovey's scans

> to verify that the crown is made by Bocama which was a

> staple of Mondia's. Would this be a diffenent model?

>

> Cheers,

>

> Jack

>

> Jack (Giacomo) Gabus Laguna Beach, CA United States of

> America jack@shermangabus.com

>
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