Re: [CR]caminargent , Gnome et Rhone ebay outing

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Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 17:43:14 -0500
To: Nick March <>,
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]caminargent , Gnome et Rhone ebay outing

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.


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