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    Gachon bike and Quebec cycling history

    While researching this Gachon bike on ebay, I came upon this site and article. Great set of pictures from the heydey of cycling.
    http://protourquebecmontreal.com/new...vers-le-passe/

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT


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    Great website pics. It really was an amazing time for cycling in Canada. As much as I love Steve Bauer, I wouldn't rank his accomplishments over Torchy Peden's. I'm also hoping that Ryder Hesjerdal is next.

    The Gachon looks like a roadster converted to racer. Sweet lugs and graphics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubman View Post
    Great website pics. It really was an amazing time for cycling in Canada. As much as I love Steve Bauer, I wouldn't rank his accomplishments over Torchy Peden's. I'm also hoping that Ryder Hesjerdal is next.

    The Gachon looks like a roadster converted to racer. Sweet lugs and graphics!
    +1 regarding the era, but I have to disagree on the converted roadster comment. The wheelbase is far too short and the tire clearance far too small.

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    I agree with T-Mar. Looks like the bike was designed to work with smaller wheels. And the fork is buh buh buh ... uh, nice graphics!

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    oh man, a friend of mine here in MTL was talking about getting one of these from craigslist. It had similar paint but apparently had track ends. I'll ask him about it.
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