Re: [Classicrendezvous] More Gipiemme

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Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 17:42:46 +0000
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] More Gipiemme
From: "Hilary Stone" <>
To: Dave Feldman <>, "Bingham, Wayne" <>, "''" <>

Stan Pike was a British builder from Crewkerne in Somerset. He started building in the early/mid 70s and died in the late 1980s I think. He was rated very highly ­ He had worked at Westland helicopter factory before he turned full time frame builder and I was told the early frames were built in a corner of their factory. He was also partly responsible for teaching Arthur Needham at Argos how to build frames. The Stan Pike I have is I think from 1975 and was allegedly built for his son. The brazing and mitreing you can see inside the bottom bracket shell is as good as I have ever seen. The chainstays are exactly the right length with just the faintest hint of a ring of braze and likewise with the seat and down tubes with no protrusion into the shell and shaped perfectly around each other. I would rank him amongst the top ten builders in Britain in the last fifty years. Hilary Stone


>From: "Dave Feldman" <>

>To: "Bingham, Wayne" <>, "''"

>Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] More Gipiemme

>Date: Tue, Oct 31, 2000, 3:33 pm


> Very nice! Is/was Pike a British or American builder?

> David Feldman

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>>From: "Bingham, Wayne" <>

>>To: "''" <>

>>Subject: [Classicrendezvous] More Gipiemme

>>Date: Tue, Oct 31, 2000, 8:28 AM




>>While on the subject of Gipiemme, I have some Gipiemme and Gipiemme-badged

>>components on my Stan Pike. I always liked the crank and seatpost. Very

>>Campy SR-ish, but different enough to be interesting and I can't tell much

>>difference in quality.


>>Coincidentally, I have just loaded pictures of the Pike into PhotoPoint if

>>anyone is interested:




>>Wayne "quiet lately in Northern VA" Bingham