Re: [CR] Seen: 1971 Lejeune with Mafac Cantilever brakes


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From: Matthew Bowne <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
To: Leslie Tierstein <ltierstein@gmail.com>
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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:24:13 -0400
Cc: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Seen: 1971 Lejeune with Mafac Cantilever brakes


Just a guess here, but maybe...cyclocross?

Matthew Bowne Brooklyn NYC

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On Jul 26, 2010, at 6:14 PM, Leslie Tierstein <ltierstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> I was in Marin county (CA) over the weekend, so I decided to ride
> down to
> Mill Valley, to see what sorts of bikes would show up at the Rough
> Riders
> Rally (http://www.adventurecorps.com/rrr/index.html ). Since I was
> staying
> in San Rafael, I had to ride over a mountain to get to Mill Valley,
> but it
> was worth it. There were lots of interesting bikes (some KOF, such as
> Rivendells), but the most interesting (for me) was that early 70's
> Lejeune
> (red!). I didn't even know before I saw them that Mafac made
> cantilever
> brakes. Boy did they look weird. The bike was set up as cyclocross,
> but
> what was it originally set up as? The frame had no eyelets for racks
> or
> fenders, so clearly not touring. But it fit the knobby cyclocross
> tires just
> fine.
>
> Thanks for any info that can supplement the brief bits available on
> wikipedia.
>
> Leslie Tierstein
> Arlington VA (usually)