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From: "Norris Lockley" <norris.lockley@talktalk.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 00:25:23 +0100

Well, group...it's nice to see that this Meral is apparently going to the States..so I trust that the winner is a member of this List.

Unfortunately the original email that I sent off the the List simply nev er got out of thre starting blocks due to my computer just jammiming up wit h some mystery problem that I had never encountered before. More likely it was the server that I am using that is proving very unreliable. In the end the message reached the List some tewlve or more hours after I first tried to send it.

I have received comments off the List about the bike and also have read those Listed. Clearly Meral is not well known in the USA, and this one will be a bit of a rarity.

I used to spend holidays not far from La Fuye and in those days I was ve ry active on the bike..so I visited the small factory on a number of occasi ons..and I can honestly state that I NEVER saw a green Meral. The company t ended to favour colours, particularly metallics and flambouyants in deep sh ades. They had a spectacular incredibly deep burgundy tinted with brown, a bit like the colour of a 1936 Gevry-Chambertin wine, a high polish black en amel, a black flam over gold (very subtle), a deep blue flam over gold, and a deep blue flam over obliterating white undercoat. Most of the randonneur s were in these deeper colours although the customer could choose his own.

The only complaint that I would make about MERALs...and this applies thr

Beforesending off the email last night I just took a general glance at t

Somewhere I have some good photos of Meral transfers..they are very avan

A message to Dale...I think you should add these photos to the "French S

Reynolds tubes worked very closely with Meral and I recall, one Au

The other very ntoable thing about the bike was the tubing transfer that

Oh,,but it all seems so long ago..

Norris Lockley, Settle UK

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