Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Frame tubing & chrome

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From: "Peter" <prkbikes@erols.com>
To: "Jerry Moos" <moos@penn.com>, "PeterGrenader" <peterg@ixpres.com>
Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Frame tubing & chrome
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 19:31:09 -0400


If you want chrome, you should buy Italian..........

Peter " I just received a new SOMEC Steel Frameset with Lotsa chrome" Koskinen -----Original Message----- From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com> To: PeterGrenader <peterg@ixpres.com> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 4:35 PM Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Frame tubing & chrome


>I'm not so sure $500 is that far out of line, Peter. I mean, have you looked at
>the price of optional chrome lately, or even of having chrome lugs replated
>during restorations? It's really expensive, in large part due to new
>environmental regulations. If stainless can give the same appearance as chrome
>without weakening the frame, it might be $500 well spent.
>
>Regards,
>
>Jerry Moos
>
>PeterGrenader wrote:
>
>> I'm probably gonna get shot for this, but a good friend of mine has a
>> Waterford with stainless lugs. It's a beautiful bike, it is. But I cannot
>> imagine for the life of me why the addition of stainless lugs (which appear
>> naked only at the headtube and are not all that finished) should constitute a
>> $500 upcharge. After he saw the frame the owner was a bit shocked as well,
>> let me tell ya.
>>
>> Richard Rose wrote:
>>
>> > Jerry, you might be interested in taking a look @ Waterford's website. They
>> > are offering a stainless steel (polished), option on their frames @ a
>> > $500.00 upcharge! Looks real nice too. Also, they have quite a bit of
>> > technical info regarding the tubes used in their bikes - real proponents of
>> > 853 I might add. I do not think that anyone would accuse Waterford of not
>> > making a quality product made to last indefinitely or for following "fads"
>> > for that matter.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
>> > To: dave bohm <davebohm@azstarnet.com>
>> > Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>> > Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 3:16 PM
>> > Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Frame tubing & chrome