[CR]Medici, portland vintage ride

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Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 02:07:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Larry Myers" <curmudgeon1957@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Medici, portland vintage ride

Hey, Gang-

Just wanted to say that I agree with Charles Andrews, and his thoughts about Medici bikes. I worked for a SoCal shop that sold a number of their bikes (mostly the 'Pro-Pista' & 'Pro-Strada' models- though we also sold a custom-order 69cm 'Gran Tourismo' model, to a customer who was nearly 7' tall). Customers were consistently thrilled with their bikes, never a complaint. My own most-frequently ridden bike is a 'Gran Tourismo' model- it sees duty year-round, as it is my only bike that has fenders & a rack...light, comfortable, and very nice to ride! Jay Sexton asked about wheel sizes/ brake calipers on the 'Gran Tourismo' model- mine uses 700c wheels, and was originally spec'd with Campy NR long-reach brakes; those went to another project, and were replaced with Gran Compe centerpulls- the ones that look like satin-anodized Mafac units (don't know the model #). Question of my own- is Medici still in buisness, & where can I contact them, if so? There will be another vintage ride in the Portland area, on June 24th. This one will leave from the Community Cycling Center (1700 N. Alberta, NE PDX) @ 11am. We will ride across the St. Johns' Bridge, and do the Sauvie's Island loop, returning to the CCC. We had 40 riders show up last time, and are expecting even more this time around. So, Joel, Jeremy, David, Ernie- come on out and join us this time, and ride something special! E-mail me for details...

Larry Myers Portland,OR,USA

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