Re: [CR] Regina on Portland CL

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:45:20 +0100
From: "M-gineering" <info@m-gineering.nl>
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Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Regina on Portland CL


verktyg wrote:
> Any of us who worked in a bike shop at the height of the Bike Boom craze
> (or fad) can testify, you could sell anything as long as it was a "10
> speed racing bike".
>
> I recall at least half a dozen similar Italian marques. They were all
> painted the same ugly yellow color with minimal brand name decals.

this brings back memories.

During the bikeboom my LBS bought some cheap but very sad 10 sp bikes which had been put together by Gazelle (can't remember if they were labeled Gazelle or Raleigh). The export order was cancelled and they were dumped on the Dutch market and apart from the quality they had a large problem: they were a particularely hideous yellow. In the end he managed to shift them though: many males are colourblind! -- mvg

Marten Gerritsen
Kiel Windeweer
Netherlands