Re: [CR]Follis


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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 06:13:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Follis
To: Mark Lawrence <marklawrence@firstreadthis.com>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <AFF121C98B433B459044EAED38DFB81E02210899@mapibe20.exchange.xchg>


Follis was widely viewed as being a "cut above" the high-volume French builders like Peogeot, Gitane, Motobecane and Mercier. There always seemed to be a few little details on a Follis that were nicer than the competition's equivalent model. Even my 1972 Follis 172, a couple of steps below the top model, is a very nice bike. Follis seemed to occupy a position midway between the large manufacturers and the constructeurs.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, Texas, USA

Mark Lawrence <marklawrence@firstreadthis.com> wrote: I bought a second hand Follis randoneuse with original receipts a couple of months ago. It will live at my in-laws' house in the South of France as a holiday bike. It was built in 1984, Maxicar hubs, chain-stay braze on rear light, Brooks saddle. A joy to ride. The tubing is listed as Columbus 6/10.

Mark Lawrence

Oxford

United Kingdom