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Old 11-12-21, 02:42 AM
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Swedish Crescent Bikes

Originally Posted by Lman View Post
I had one in 73.. anyone have a Crescent size XL ,,?
During the US bike boom of the early 70's a wide variety of Crescent models were imported into the country. They ranged from the 40 lb. welded gas pipe Sport 305 Clunkers to the all Campy (except for the brakes) Pepita Special 320 with a Reynolds 531 frame. They also offered some models with the 3 main tubes made of straight gauge 304 stainless steel.

We sold some Crescents during those years but I rarely saw any bikes with frames over 23". Crescents offered a lot of bang for the buck, especially for the racing set but the workmanship was pretty crude. I don't think that many survived the 70's

US racer John Howard hammering on a Crescent in the early 70's.

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