Re: [CR] Early 1960s Swiss CONDOR City Bike


Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:44:54 -0800
From: Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com>
To: Jon Spangler <jonswriter@att.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Early 1960s Swiss CONDOR City Bike


Jon,

I am not an expert on the Swiss made CONDOR marque, so I do not know if the CONDOR frames were made by MONDIA or ALLEGRO???

Agree that the work sure looks like MONDIA and/or ALLEGRO. Take a look at the ALLEGRO on Dale's CR site and you will see the striking similarities:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Switzerland/Allegro/Alegro_1961.htm

Hopefully Craig Griffith can shed some expert light on the Swiss CONDOR marque (Craig is the new owner of my Condor).

Regards,
Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA


--- On Wed, 2/10/10, Jon Spangler wrote:


From: Jon Spangler <jonswriter@att.net> Subject: Re: Early 1960s Swiss CONDOR City Bike To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Cc: "Kevin Kruger" <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com> Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 3:15 PM

Kevin, Was this Swiss-made bike made for the English Condor company, or was there a Swiss company of the same name?My eyes tell me that you have a re-badged Mondia on your hands... Searches of the archives got me your post and a lot about Bill Hurlow building for Condor in England, but  nothing on a connection. (I think I want one, in any case. Anyone seen one in a 52 CM CTT x 55 CM TT?  :-) Jon Spanglerdrooling over those lugs and the fade paint job in Alameda, CA USA

On Feb 9, 2010, at 11:15 AM, <classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org> <classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org> wrote:

-----Original Message----- From: Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Tue, Feb 9, 2010 11:38 am Subject: [CR] Early 1960s Swiss CONDOR City Bike Photos to Wool Jersey

Just posted photos of a fairly rare (at least in this country) early 1960s  Swiss-made CONDOR city bike to Wool Jersey.  Not your typical gas-pipe city  bike, but built with Reynold 531 DB tubing and Nervex Pro lugs.  Campagnolo Gran  Sport derailleurs with "Open C" downtube shift levers.  As with its other  companion Swiss machines, it has the fancy fade paint with pinstriping/lining  throughout. Since the photos were taken, the fork mount light has now been correctly update  with a period CIBIE dynamo headlamp. I took this machine to last year's Cirques, and rode it during the initial rainy  weather.  Actually a very nice riding bike.  Initially bought it with the  intention to offer for sale, but decided to keep it in the collection for now.   It's a nice bike to pull out and ride with casual riding friends. If interested, you may view the photos at the following Wool Jersey site  address: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Kevin-Krugers-Bikes/CondorCityBike/ Regards, Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA

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