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From: "Andrew Grout" <agrout@myexcel.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 22:35:33 -0700
Subject: [CR]Back on the list

Hello folks. I dropped off the list for a while, but now it's good to be back. Here's a story you might find of interest. Back in 1977, I bought a never-been-sold '75 Motobecane Le Champion, in the silver lilac color. In early 1980, the bike was stolen while I was in college. For many years, I looked for another, in my size of 22 inches. Finally, in about 1998, I found one in silver lilac. Unfortunately, the frame size was 24. I bought it anyway, thinking that "maybe, someday" I would find a 22 inch frame. Some of you may know the guru of all things Motobecane, Charlie Stephens, who told me he thought Motobecane didn't even produce a 22 inch frame in that color that year. Last week, while perusing ebay, it happened. I found a 22 inch silver lilac frame, THE HOLY GRAIL. Today, it arrived.

Rosebud!

Now, I need to find a good home for the 24". Anyone interested before it goes to ebay? I have no idea about an appropriate price, but I am thinking in the $150 range (with fr. NR headset installed).

It's good to be back among you.

Andy Grout
'75 Motobecane LeChampion
'72 Raleigh Pro
'73 Raleigh Competition
'74 Raleigh International
'74 BMW 2002tii (in progress!)