At 11:11 PM +0100 11/15/07, Nick March wrote:
>Very nice ladies Gnome et Rhone, caminargent
>stem and a lot of beuatiful components...
Oooh, I had a gent's one of these when I lived in France, made it into a sort of mountain bike...
It was made with aluminum tubes in the main
triangle, held into steel lugs by rivets. Not a
great design. On mine the joints at the head
tube were scary loose, and I bodged together a
setup using hose clamps to help hold it together.
>Why, by the way, are women's bikes always 90%
>cheaper than the equivalent in men's bikes ?
Because 90% of bicycle collectors are guys.
Also, men and especially boys tend to ride more
abusively than women and girls, so more of the
gent's models get wrecked.
>This one will end up stripped of it's parts, for sure.
Gnôme-Rhône was primarily a maker of aircraft engines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome_et_Rhône
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