[CR]Brooks Flyweight and Seiber bicycles

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From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 12:41:07 EST
To: gianivelo@hotmail.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Brooks Flyweight and Seiber bicycles

In a message dated 11/27/01 11:46:52 AM Eastern Standard Time, gianivelo@hotmail.com writes:

<< Hi Dale, Yes the seat does say flyweight on it. It seems to be like a standard b17 except the rear frame is aluminum. The rails are steel and have small bushings where they meet the rear frame. >>

Neat! I had never heard of that one... Gian, if you get a chance, I would love a picture or two of that saddle for the Brooks part of the CR web site...

<< Someone said they thought it was from the 60's but it came on sieber bike from eisenmann in brooklyn that I think is from the early 50's. When did John Eisenmann go out of biz? Does anybody Know how to date Sieber frames? >>

No, but I am eager to learn more about Sieber. (Starting from zero knowledge in my case!) I purchased a beautiful example, also from the 1950s I think, from John Barron and it is amazing in it's "joinery craft" and finish...I think it rivals any exotic handbuilt I have ever seen. Anyone know bits and pieces about Sieber?

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina

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