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Old 11-15-10, 10:45 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-15-10, 12:29 PM   #2
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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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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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Old 11-15-10, 02:49 PM   #5
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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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