> Okay, in the spirit of good humor and classic bikes, I have a proposal for the
> framebuilders on the list - how many different brands of tubing can you use in
> building one bike? Classical tubesets first, then modern tubes if need be - is
> it possible to build a bike that would look good and ride well, but had, say,
> Vitus, Reynolds, Columbus, Falck, Tange, Ishawata - hey, even some TruTemper
> and Dedacciai ... all in the same frame? Maybe even no two tubes from the same
> Someone with more money than I have could have a good time negotiating for the
> above bike, if built. Even more fun could be had by having serious cognoscenti
> try to identify the ride without knowing which steels were used where ...
> Russ Fitzgerald
> Greenwood SC
Again, solely in the spirit of good humor and classic bikes, identifying the ride without knowing which tube sets were used would fall under the newsgroup: rec.bicycles.techs "Princess and the Pea" award.
I think the hands-down winner of the serious cognoscenti would be... wait for it... the name please... Charles O'Toole! Able to tell whether or not a wheel is tied with thread and glued at the spoke crossings BLINDFOLDED! TaaaDaaa!
Chuck Ô¿Ô¬ Schmidt
South Pasadena, California