Re: [CR] Huffy and all "lesser" steeds


Example: Framebuilders

From: Leslie Connally <les.connally@gmail.com>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <mailman.10109.1295055354.1396.classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 23:19:08 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CR] Huffy and all "lesser" steeds


I, for one, will always have a soft spot in my heart for my highschool Sears 10-speed of c 1968-70. Not until several years ago did I understand that the "Made in Austria" signified it's Puch manufacture. But I was proud of it's Simplex derailleurs, textured Rigida steel rims, Weinman brakes and Nervar cottered steel cranks. I did lust after the top of the line Sears 10-speed though. It was the blue one (mine, bronze) and it had quick-release wheels and center-pull brakes. Mine had wingnuts and sidepulls. But I did at least take all the pie-plates off of it and painted the scalloped lugs black and replaced the plastic tape with French cloth.

Les Connally Dallas, Texas USA Les.Connally@gmail.com Lots of bikes, none extraordinary

-typed half cross-eyed and with one finger on an iPhone. My apologies for any typos.