[CR]RE: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 22, Issue 74


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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 12:25:16 -0400
Thread-Topic: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 22, Issue 74
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From: "Olsson, Robert" <ROlsson@randomhouse.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]RE: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 22, Issue 74

Dale,

I found out from Jamie Swan that I should give you a brief introduction. Sorry if I've disrupted the protocol. I been cycling since I was a kid in the late fifties. Have owned many bikes since including a 60's Dutch made Gazelle lugged frame which was my first three spd 'racer' . Later a mystery custom chromed frame with intricate lugging; a 1971 Jeunet, 1975 Dawes, a 1980 pantagraphed De Rosa; a 1964 chromed Paramount track bike; a red 1970's LeJeune track bike; a 1985 Faliero Masi track bike; a 1986 "Lunar Cycle" track bike made by a builder at Trek; a 1983 Centurion; a 1986 Peter Weigle MTB; a 1988 Peter Weigle road bike; 2003 Serotta Ti Legend; 1989 Vitus; 1988 Moser; 1988 Pinarello track bike; and the below mentioned 1983 Raleigh 753. I raced for about eight years in the 80's with the likes of Jamie Swan and Eddie Albert, CR listers; and have been interested in many different aspects of cycling, particularly lugged steel frames. I ride to the train station year round, everyday to commute to NYC where I work as a interior designer for Alfred A. Knopf books, part of Random House. At lunch, I ride a track bike in Central Park and on weekends, I ride longer distances on the road. Also interested in current and historical road racing, recently finshed "Put Me Back on the Bike," the Tom Simpson bio, which has some interesting anecdotes into the 1960's scene. The thing I love most: Track bikes. For their mechanical simplicity. And to think that our predecessors would race all over on them. My hat's off to the Real men......

Robert Olsson Croton on Hudson, NY

---------------------------- For the survey; I own seven bikes. And always looking for 61-62cm late 80s-early 90s lugged steel quality track frames / bikes.

To respond to below:

There is no number hanger but the serial number is SB6718 It was purchased as a frame set from Visentin Cycle shop in Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY.

This is the US team paint scheme for at least 1983, and maybe part of 84. I've seen several U.S. team bike replicas, but all the ones I've seen are lower end tubing, like 501 or 555. One made from 753 would be interesting.

Does it have any odd braze ons like a number hanger? Or an odd serial #?

Steve Birmingham
Lowell, Ma