In a message dated 10/22/00 11:51:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Gerald O'Donovan has I don't think ever actually built frames himself though
> he did a lot of the design work for Raleigh SPD frames. He always had
> framebuilders to that for him. And they contributed a lot of input to the
> designs too. He is certainly not building any now he's left Raleigh.
In "The Custom Bicycle", in the the Raleigh chapter, they state that O'Donovan was one of four qualified on 753 tubing. It sounds as if he was a builder as well as their designer.