Re: [CR]eclipse bicycles

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

To: WTrikerider@cs.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 10:53:04 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]eclipse bicycles
From: "Richard M Sachs" <richardsachs@juno.com>


the partners at ecilpse, inc., the 70s/80s touring bag and rack and more company, worked to develop and market the first modern-era carbon fiber frame. after initiating it and selling it as an eclipse 'product', it ended up as the first generation look, (the french co.), carbon fiber frame. after some legal issues, it ended up being brande as 'look'. the eclipse company was not happy with this and it was a court issue for quite awhile. this all occured in the early tri days and if memoery serves me, scott molina was the first hotshot racing under contract on an eclipse frame. if your frame is steel, then it is probably a bicycle the company used for catalog work and stuck labels on to maintain consistency. i hope this info helps. e-RICHIE http://www.richardsachs.com

On Sat, 4 Aug 2001 07:39:12 EDT WTrikerider@cs.com writes:
> I recently acquired a mystery bike. The decals on the head, seat and
> down
> tubes say "Eclipse" with a yellow sunburst design behind the name.
> The top
> tube has a decal that says "200mb". Nothing on the lugged frame
> indicates a
> country of origin or type of tubing used in the frame. The front
> and rear
> dropouts are Campy. The brakes and brake levers are Modolo
> "Speedy". All of
> the other components are Campy NR or SR. except for the handlebars
> and stem
> which are Cinelli. It came with two sets of wheels: one has
> Maillard hubs
> with 27 x 1 alloy rims (no name) and the other has Campy Record hubs
> with
> Wolber alloy rims. This bike may have been repainted.
> I only paid $50 for it to get the components. but I am
> curious. My
> other bikes are a '71 Paramount, a '72 Mercian and a '74 Ken Rogers
> trike.