Re: [CR]Classic Bikes UK

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From: "Diane Feldman" <>
To: <>, <>, "Bicycle Classics inc" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Classic Bikes UK
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 17:28:30 -0800

Ceeway in the UK can find some classic framebuilding parts; email them through their website at David Feldman

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From: Bicycle Classics inc
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Classic Bikes UK

> My guess is that Ray kept the framebuilding supplies but did so for future
> Bates frame endevors. Not really sure though, and there some frame
> building bits that I tried to get from Ray as well - oh well.... Mike Kone
> At 05:08 PM 3/18/01 EST, wrote:
> >Hi all,
> > Does anyone know what the deal is with Classic Bikes in Essex, UK? I
> >understand that the business just changed hands. I inquired in mid February
> >about a price list, being especially interested in the supposed large stocks
> >of framebuilding supplies stocked. Mr. Etherton replied, saying he would
> send
> >an 11page list. After about a month, having heard of the new ownership, I
> >sent another request, stating that I was most interested in lugs, etc. The
> >new owner, whose name I dont recall, replied that no framebuilding supplies
> >were available, and as for other requests, the stock is too dynamic to
> >produce a list; availability and prices would be provided in response to
> >specific inquiries. Fair enough-this is understandable. I made one more
> >polite inquiry as to weather the frame bits had passed into other hands, who
> >might be selling. A terse "sorry, none available " was the reply.
> > Did this stuff exist? Did I commit an unwitting faux pas? Also, I have a
> >fairly large number of Prugnat lugs (2 styles: S4 and long point w/scrolls,
> >like Mercian Pro). I might trade for other interesting lugs. Thanks.
> >
> >Best Regards,
> >Wes Gadd