Re: [Classicrendezvous] Doug Fattic at interbike

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From: "Stephen Sitz" <stephen@preferred-realtor.com>
To: "Mark Petry" <mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net>, "dave bohm" <davebohm@azstarnet.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Cc: "Charles O'Toole" <chasmary@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Doug Fattic at interbike
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 18:52:22 -0400


Any relation to Michael Fattic who (I think) owned a bike shop in Ames, Iowa in the 70's? -----Original Message----- From: Mark Petry <mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net> To: dave bohm <davebohm@azstarnet.com>; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Cc: Charles O'Toole <chasmary@worldnet.att.net> Date: Thursday, September 28, 2000 6:15 PM Subject: RE: [Classicrendezvous] Doug Fattic at interbike


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>FATTIC! Now that's a frame with a name. I used to ride with a guy who rode
>a fattic, and I saw a number of them when I worked as a wrench in Columbus
>Ohio. His specialty was small size super lite frames in Ishiwata tubing.
>
>Nice stuff in my view. Would like to see his work again.
>
>markp
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org
>[mailto:classicrendezvous-admin@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of dave bohm
>Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 12:13 PM
>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Doug Fattic at interbike
>
>
>Hi everybody,
>
>I too just got back from the interbike show and wanted to add a little more
>about the Rococo frame shown on Dale's interbike page at Cycles De Oro. The
>gentleman's name who built this lovely bike is Doug Fattic. A builder out
>of Michigan for the last 20yrs he always brings something very special to
>the show. The bike in the picture consisted of Hayden pressed blanks and an
>intricate center section that blended flawlessly. The seat lug had no
>external binder. Instead it used an expansion wedge activated by a small
>allen screw from underneath, very trick.
>Except for the Colnalgo booth and some cheap Italian offerings I saw a total
>of five lugged bikes in the whole show. Pretty pathetic, but that's life.
>It was nice to still see something so special. Took me out of my aluminum
>daze for a moment.
>
>Sincerely,
>David Bohm
>Bohemian Bicycles