Yeah, but Marc DeMayer, up on a Flandria, figured a bit in the film. He won the race. :-)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [CR] Am I the only that's a little sad knowing J. Moos has a Masi To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, "Tom Sanders" <email@example.com> Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 9:49 AM
Yes, it is a slippery slope. I see my next transgression coming already. Hanging on the wall in the garage is a champagne-colored Benotto frameset, very similar the the one ridden by Frnacesco Moser in "A Sunday in Hell". I even have a Sanson jersey to match, so I suppose I am goig to have to build this one up all Campy, like those ridden by Moser & Co. And if Peter builds his Gios like DeVlaeminck's maybe we can reinact the 1976 P-R on the slightly less cobbled DC bike paths at some future Cirque.
Come to think out it, I already have a team replica Flandria, like those ridden by Maertens and Pollentier, with original Dura Ace. But I don't think Freddy featured that prominantly in the film, and I don't remember if Flandria, who began using Shimano in 1973, reportedly much to the annoyance of Tullio Campagnolo, was still using D-A in 1976. But in any case owning a Flandria is only a minor sin for a Francophile, one a couple of Hail Marys should atone for. Benotto or Masi, on the other hand, may well damn one completely.
Big Spring, Texas, USA
> From: Tom Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Am I the only that's a little sad knowing J. Moos has a Masi
\r?\n> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
\r?\n> Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 5:48 AM
\r?\n> Not at all.knowing that in one of his rare posts Jerry has
\r?\n> exhibited a tiny
\r?\n> bit of anti-Masi attitude I promptly wrote and poked fun
\r?\n> at him for owning
\r?\n> one. Jerry patiently wrote back and explained his
\r?\n> reasoning for doing
\r?\n> so.pretty much the same post he sent to the list..
\r?\n> I'll bet he's secretly yearning for a twin plate GC
\r?\n> by now and may well be
\r?\n> in secret negotiations to purchase Bob Hovey's Masi web
\r?\n> site. Hope Bob gets
\r?\n> a lot of that big Texas money.
\r?\n> Tom Sanders
\r?\n> Lansing, MI USA